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one-night stand

noun [C] uk   us   /ˌwʌn.naɪtˈstænd/

one-night stand noun [C] (SEX)

a sexual relationship that lasts for only one night, or a person who you have had this type of relationship with

one-night stand noun [C] (PERFORMANCE)

a performance that happens only once in a particular place
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