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. 2014.

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  • bums on seats — The people who have paid to watch a performance are bums on seats …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • 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

  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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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