three-ring circus

noun

Definition of three-ring circus

1 :a circus with simultaneous performances in three rings
2 :something wild, confusing, engrossing, or entertaining

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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