gong show

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

After The Gong Show, a televised absurdist amateur talent contest first broadcast in the 1970s.

Noun[edit]

gong show (plural gong shows)

  1. (Canada, US) An event that proves to be a disaster, often in a fun or memorable way.
    Last night, we all went drinking, and the whole thing turned into a total gong show.
    That biology class was a gong show.