a couch in the office of a casting director, supposedly used with actors or actresses willing to trade sexual favors for roles.
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Origin of casting couch
First recorded in 1940–45
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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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