The show must go on


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The show must go on

A set phrase meaning that whatever has been planned or scheduled must be carried out, regardless of the current circumstances, including any problems or disruption. Most often applied to show business, particularly the theater. Our Juliet just called to say she had to go to the hospital. The show must go on! I will play Juliet, as soon as I shave my beard. A: "Oh no! The birthday cake it ruined!" B: "The show must go on. Stick a candle in that doughnut."
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