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noun

a show, as a play or musical comedy, performed by a touring group of actors.
an important motion picture, usually presented only twice daily on a reserved-seat basis and at increased prices.
any traveling exhibit, as one promoting a company's products or a government program.
Informal. any group traveling about the country for a specific purpose, as a political candidate together with his or her entourage.

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Origin of road show

An Americanism dating back to 1905–10

Definition for road show (2 of 2)

road-show
[ rohd-shoh ]
/ ˈroʊdˈʃoʊ /

adjective

of or relating to road shows.

verb (used with object), road-showed, road-show·ing.

to present as a road show.
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British Dictionary definitions for road show

road show

noun

  1. a radio show broadcast live from one of a number of towns or venues being visited by a disc jockey who is touring an area
  2. the touring disc jockey and the personnel and equipment needed to present such a showthe Radio 1 road show will be in Brighton next week
a group of entertainers, esp pop musicians, on tour
any occasion when an organization attracts publicity while touring or visitingan antiques road show; a royal road show
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Idioms and Phrases with road show

road show

A tour made for a particular purpose, especially a political campaign. For example, It was primary season, and every would-be candidate was planning a road show. This term originated about 1900 for touring theatrical productions and in the mid-1900s began to be transferred to other endeavors.

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