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phrase British informal
  1. the idea that it is important to have a lot of people going to an event or performance, for example so that you will make more money or it will seem more impressive

    What counts is bums on seats.

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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