one-night stand

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one-night stand

1. A sexual encounter that only happens one time. After a night of drinking, Maria had a one-night stand with Mark but regretted it the next morning.
2. A single performance. My favorite comedian is doing a one-night stand in the city next weekend.
See also: stand

one-night stand

 
1. Lit. a performance lasting only one night. The band did a series of one-night stands down the East Coast. You can't make a living doing one-night stands.
2. Fig. a romance or sexual relationship that lasts only one night. It was not a romance, just a one-night stand. It looked like something that would last longer than a one-night stand.
See also: stand

a ˌone-night ˈstand


1 (informal) a sexual relationship that lasts for a single night; a person that somebody has this relationship with: I wanted it to be more than a one-night stand.For him I was just a one-night stand.
2 one performance, concert, etc. in a town, given by an orchestra, theatre company, etc. which is travelling round from town to town: He left the band because he got tired of one-night stands. It’s not much fun moving from place to place all the time.
See also: stand

one-night stand

1. n. a performance lasting only one night. The band did a series of one-night stands down the East Coast.
2. n. a romance or sexual relationship that lasts only one night. It looked like something that would last longer than a one-night stand.
See also: stand
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I used to live with her in college and she used to have one night stands then, but they were never celebrities like Ashton Kutcher or anything like that.
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I last had a one night stand about four months ago and I've never seen her since.
That's the view of the Republic's leading matchmaker Willie Daly, who says men are being bullied into one night stands.
All he wants then is a one night stand and there are plenty of girls out there who will provide them," he said.
New York, June 16 (ANI): Hollywood actress Sienna Miller does not believe in one night stands, insisting "I'm not going to spend time with someone unless I love them.
That's the view of Ireland's leading matchmaker Willie Daly, who says Irishmen are being bullied into one night stands.