get/put bums on seats

Definition of get/put bums on seats

British, informal

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

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to gain possession of

    :  to receive as a return :  earn

    :  to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. :  something begotten:

    :  offspring

    :  the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. :  a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

    :  a bill of divorce

    :  a religious divorce by Jewish law

  1. :  to place in a specified position or relationship :  lay

    :  to move in a specified direction

    :  to send (something, such as a weapon or missile) into or through something :  thrust

  1. :  a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

    :  the act or an instance of putting the shot

    :  an option to sell a specified amount of a security (such as a stock) or commodity (such as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d

  1. :  being in place :  fixed, set

bumplay bums
  1. :  buttocks

  1. :  of poor quality or nature

    :  not valid or deserved

    :  not pleasant or enjoyable

  1. :  loaf

    :  to obtain by asking or begging :  cadge

  1. :  one who sponges (see 2sponge 2) off others and avoids work

    :  one who performs a function poorly

    :  one whose time is devoted to a recreational activity

  1. :  a drinking spree :  bender

  1. :  disappoint, depress

seatplay seats
  1. :  a special chair of one in eminence

    :  the status represented by it

    :  a chair, stool, or bench intended to be sat in or on

  1. :  to install in a seat of dignity or office

    :  to cause to sit or assist in finding a seat

    :  to provide seats for


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