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casting couch

[ kas-ting kouch, kah-sting ]
/ ˈkæs tɪŋ ˌkaʊtʃ, ˈkɑ stɪŋ /
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noun Informal.
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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Origin of casting couch

First recorded in 1930–35
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casting couch

noun
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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