Amateur hour



an entertainment featuring amateur performers, often in competition for prizes.
Informal. an example of or situation marked by flagrant ineptitude:
Critics say it’s been amateur night at the embassy since the new ambassador took over.

noun phrase

Any occasion on which professionals do a bad or mediocre job: After the third inning it was strictly amateur night
A casual sex act done with a person who is not a prostitute

[fr the occasions when amateurs are allowed to perform at venues or on broadcasts]

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