Idiom: Bread and circuses
Activites that entertain people and distract them from problems to keep them from complaining or protesting are bread and circuses.Country: International English | Subject Area: Food | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
- Know which side one's bread is buttered on
- Best thing since sliced bread
- Bread and butter
- Quarrel with bread and butter
- Half a loaf is better than no bread
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