Meaning of cattle show

cat'tle show"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. an exhibition of prize cattle by cattle breeders, as at a livestock exposition.
  2. a public appearance by the contenders for a political office, a job, or the like, at which they may be judged by voters, prospective employers, etc.
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