rubber-chicken circuit

[ ruhb-er-chik-uh n, -in ]
/ ˈrʌb ərˈtʃɪk ən, -ɪn /

noun Informal.

a monotonous round of dinners, often featuring chicken, that a lecturer or political candidate is obliged to attend.

Origin of rubber-chicken circuit

First recorded in 1955–60
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