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Rubber-chicken circuit

[ruhb-er-chik-uh n, -in] /ˈrʌb ərˈtʃɪk ən, -ɪn/
noun, Informal.
a monotonous round of dinners, often featuring chicken, that a lecturer or political candidate is obliged to attend.

a series of fund-raising dinners for a politician
Word Origin

referring to standard unappetizing, rubbery chicken served at such dinners
Usage Note



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