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three–ring circus

noun

Simple Definition of three–ring circus

  • : a circus that has three separate areas where performances occur at the same time

  • : a place with a lot of busy and confusing activity

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of three–ring circus

  1. 1 :  a circus with simultaneous performances in three rings

  2. 2 :  something wild, confusing, engrossing, or entertaining

1902

First Known Use of three–ring circus

1902


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