rubber-chicken circuit

[ruhb-er-chik-uh n, -in]
noun Informal.
  1. 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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