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casting couchnoun [C usually singular]

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