cattle call(redirected from cattle call, a)
A large audition (for film, television, theater, etc.) that is open to the public, meaning many people typically attend and are often seen very briefly. I spent days preparing for the audition, but it turns out it was just a cattle call and they ushered me out before I was even halfway done with the monologue.
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