a one-night stand

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
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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
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