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Bum/bad show

Posted by Victoria S Dennis on November 29, 2010 at 19:13

In Reply to: Bum/bad show posted by Rachel Meadors on November 29, 2010 at 09:48:

: What does "bum show" or "bad show" come from?

It's the opposite of "Good show!", "show" here having the sense "performance or production", and it is first recorded by the OED in 1916. (VSD)