adjective Etymology: from the low quality of the food stereotypically served at such events Date: 1972 of, relating to, or being a series of social gatherings (as fund-raising dinners) at which speeches are given <
the rubber-chicken circuit

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  • Rubber chicken — A rubber chicken is used as a prop in comedy. The phrase is also used as a description for food served at speeches, conventions, and other large meetings, and as a metaphor for speechmaking.ComedyA rubber chicken is a popular sight gag and… …   Wikipedia

  • rubber chicken circuit — ˌrubber ˈchicken ˌcircuit noun [singular] informal the activity of being a speaker at dinners where people are encouraged to give money to political parties, non profit etc: • He has probably lost his taste for the rubber chicken circuit. * * *… …   Financial and business terms

  • rubber chicken circuit — noun (esp N Am sl) A lecture tour, round of political campaigning, etc characterized by the provision of bland, unappetizing food to the participants • • • Main Entry: ↑rubber …   Useful english dictionary

  • rubber-chicken circuit — dinners held for the purpose of raising funds in which politicians are present; chicken which is unsavory and rubber like served at these dinners …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rubber-chicken circuit — /rub euhr chik euhn, in/, Informal. a monotonous round of dinners, often featuring chicken, that a lecturer or political candidate is obliged to attend. [1955 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • rubber chicken circuit — noun Colloquial a round of official dinners which a politician, professional speaker, etc., is obliged to attend. {from the fact that chicken is often served at such dinners, typically having been kept warm or reheated until its texture is… …  

  • rubber-chicken circuit — ¦ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ ˈ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ noun : a series of social gatherings (as dinners) at each of which a traveling celebrity (as a campaigning politician) gives a speech * * * /rub euhr chik euhn, in/, Informal. a monotonous round of dinners, often featuring… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • rubber-chicken dinner — noun A formal dinner or event thrown by politicians to raise funds …   Wiktionary

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