bums on seats

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bums on seats

slang An audience in attendance. Primarily heard in Australia, Canada. Ticket sales are down because this team doesn't play well enough to put bums on seats.
See also: bum, on, seat

bums on seats

  (British & Australian informal) also fannies in the seats (American informal)
if a public performance or a sports event puts bums on seats, many people pay to go and see it This production needs a big name to put bums on seats.
See also: bum, on, seat
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If you had (music industry) recognition but weren't selling records and putting fannies in the seats at concerts, it wouldn't mean anything.