a couch in the office of a casting director, supposedly used with actors or actresses who are promised roles in exchange for sexual favors.
the supposed practice of casting actors or actresses in exchange for sexual favors: young women who have suffered the casting couch.
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How to use casting couch in a sentence
What Egan and his attorney described in the lawsuit is far beyond any classic casting couch situation.Will Naming And Shaming Prove to be a Winning Strategy For Bryan Singer's Accuser? | Eboni K. Williams | April 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Daily Beast has a slideshow up of famous people recounting their casting couch horror stories.The Casting Couch: Many Are Called, But Apparently Few Are Chosen | Megan McArdle | October 16, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
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British Dictionary definitions for casting couch
informal a couch on which a casting director is said to seduce women seeking a part in a film or play
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