three–ring circus

noun

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


THREE–RING CIRCUS Defined for English Language Learners

three–ring circus

noun

Definition of three–ring circus for English Language Learners

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

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


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