an exhibition of prize cattle by cattle breeders, as at a livestock exposition.
Informal. a public appearance by the contenders for a political office, a job, or the like, at which they may be judged by voters, prospective employers, etc.
Historical Examples

noun phrase

A convention or other occasion where political candidates display their notions, charisma, etc: raise money for themselves by holding ”cattle shows” (1970s+)


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