Definition of casting couch in English:

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casting couch

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noun

informal
Used in reference to the supposed practice whereby actresses are awarded parts in films or plays in return for granting sexual favours to the casting director: she was no stranger to the casting couch
More example sentences
  • Have you ever auditioned for someone and they pulled out the casting couch?
  • The formula is as old as the casting couch, but it's what you do with it that matters.
  • Has he ever personally been tempted to lure some sultry ‘marginal person’ onto the casting couch before getting them work?

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