Meaning of “casting couch” in the English Dictionary

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"casting couch" in British English

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casting couchnoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˈkɑː.stɪŋ ˌkaʊtʃ/ us /ˈkæs.tɪŋ ˌkaʊtʃ/ humorous

If you say that someone has got a good part in a film or play by using the casting couch, you mean that they had sex with the person who was choosing the actors in order to get the part.

(Definition of “casting couch” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)