bums on seats

Bums on seats
The people who have paid to watch a performance are bums on seats.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • bums on seats — (theatre) Audiences, good houses • • • Main Entry: ↑bum * * * bums on seats british informal phrase the idea that it is important to have a lot of people going to an event or performance, for example so that you will make more money or it will… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bums on seats — British & Australian, informal, American, informal if a public performance or a sports event puts bums on seats, many people pay to go and see it. This production needs a big name to put bums on seats …   New idioms dictionary

  • bums in seats — noun Spectators, passengers, or customers in attendance at a venue or other place where people assemble. [A]nalyst Doug Galbraith of Runzheimer Canada speculated the airline came up with the card because it was simply in need of getting bums in… …   Wiktionary

  • bums on seats — British informal the idea that it is important to have a lot of people going to an event or performance, for example so that you will make more money or it will seem more impressive What counts is bums on seats …   English dictionary

  • get/put bums on seats — Brit informal : to attract people to see a movie, play, game, etc. She has the looks and voice that really get/put bums on seats. • • • Main Entry: ↑bum get/put bums on seats see ↑bum, 5 • • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • seat — seat1 W1S2 [si:t] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(place to sit)¦ 2¦(official position)¦ 3¦(part of a chair)¦ 4 baby/child/car seat 5 seat of government/power 6 seat of learning 7¦(clothes)¦ 8 take a back seat (to somebody/something) 9 on the edge of your seat …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bum — [[t]bʌ̱m[/t]] bums, bumming, bummed 1) N COUNT: poss N Someone s bum is the part of their body which they sit on. [BRIT, INFORMAL, RUDE] Syn: bottom 2) N COUNT A bum is a person who has no permanent home or job and who gets money by working… …   English dictionary

  • bum — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun (informal) 1 (BrE) person s bottom ADJECTIVE ▪ big ▪ bare VERB + BUM ▪ feel, pinch ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • The Flying Pickets — is a British a cappella vocal group, that had a surprise Christmas number one hit in 1983 in the UK singles chart, with their cover of Yazoo s track Only You .HistoryThe name Flying Pickets refers to mobile strikers who travel in order to join a… …   Wikipedia

  • bum — bum1 S3 [bʌm] n informal [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: Probably from bummer bum (19 20 centuries), perhaps from German bummler lazy person ] 1.) BrE the part of your body that you sit on = ↑bottom 2.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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