cattle market


British slang a situation or place, such as a beauty contest or nightclub, in which women are felt to be, or feel themselves to be, on display and judged solely by their appearance

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Historical Examples of cattle market

  • So he mustered his courage, and set off with her, holding her hand, to the cattle-market.

    The Rainbow

    D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence

  • He took her again through the hurtling welter of the cattle-market.

    The Rainbow

    D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence

  • To these a cattle-market on Thursdays has been added by the corporation.

  • You didnt think I was going to the cattle-market when my missus was coming home?

    Mrs. Craddock

    W. Somerset Maugham

  • To the north lay the forum and the cattle-market, as inscriptions prove.

    The Shores of the Adriatic

    F. Hamilton Jackson