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rubber-chicken circuit

[ruhb-er-chik-uh n, -in] /ˈrʌb ərˈtʃɪk ən, -ɪn/
noun, Informal.
a monotonous round of dinners, often featuring chicken, that a lecturer or political candidate is obliged to attend.
Origin of rubber-chicken circuit
First recorded in 1955-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Contemporary definitions for rubber-chicken circuit

a series of fund-raising dinners for a politician

Word Origin

referring to standard unappetizing, rubbery chicken served at such dinners

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