a couch in the office of a casting director, supposedly used with actors or actresses willing to trade sexual favors for roles.
(informal) a couch on which a casting director is said to seduce women seeking a part in a film or play
the purported practice wherein actors and actresses exchanged sexual favors in order to be cast in a production
The fancied sofa in a theatrical or film decision-maker’s office upon which he appraises the talent of young women seeking roles: only slightly detoured by a refusal to join Darryl F Zanuck on the casting couch (1920s+)
the person responsible for selecting the cast of a theatrical production, motion picture, etc.
a fishing rod, generally 4–8 feet (1.2–2.4 meters) long, for casting bait or lures with a reel mounted near the handle that enables the thumb or finger to control the line during a cast, including rods used for bait casting and spinning.
- Casting the runes
casting the runes jargon What a guru does when you ask him or her to run a particular program because it never works for anyone else; especially used when nobody can ever see what the guru is doing different from what J. Random Luser does. Compare incantation, runes, examining the entrails; also see the AI […]
the deciding vote of the presiding officer of a deliberative body, made when the other votes are equally divided. Historical Examples Brunowski took no part in the division, but had the right of a casting-vote. The Shadow of the Czar John R. Carling This Committee, by the casting-vote of its Chairman, has decided that I […]