a theatrical show in which a series of usually amateur or aspiring singers, dancers, comedians, instrumentalists, etc., perform in the hope of gaining recognition.
noun, Japanese Genji Monogatari 1. a novel (1001–20?) by Lady Murasaki, dealing with Japanese court life.
noun 1. a historical novel (1859) by Dickens.
- Tale of woe
take someone to the cleaners
noun, plural taler, talers. 1. thaler. noun, plural thaler, thalers. 1. any of various former large coins of various German states; dollar. noun (pl) -ler, -lers 1. a variant spelling of thaler noun (pl) -ler, -lers 1. a former German, Austrian, or Swiss silver coin