get/put bums on seats

idiom

British, informal
: to attract people to see a movie, play, game, etc.
She has the looks and voice that really get/put bums on seats.

Examples of get/put bums on seats in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While the glasses are always cleaned between performances perhaps the thought of donning something that other punters had worn would put people off when the need to get bums on seats is greater than ever. Benny Har-Even, Forbes, 10 Sep. 2021

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“Get/put bums on seats.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/get%2Fput%20bums%20on%20seats. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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