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cattle market

1. A typically public place where one goes to find potential sexual partners. Almost always used in a negative way. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Our college's student bar is such a cattle market on the weekends. It seems like everyone I know has hooked up with at least one person there. Everyone knows that the clubs on Leeson Street are just cattle markets for single people.
2. A place or situation in which people are gathered, displayed, and appraised for their looks or abilities, akin to cattle being valued in a market. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. These summer training camps are really just cattle markets for college football recruiters to find the most promising up-and-coming players. The restaurant is an oddity, a cattle market that only hires women for their large busts.
See also: cattle, market

a cattle market

BRITISH, AMERICAN or

a meat market

AMERICAN, INFORMAL, RUDE
If you describe a situation as a cattle market or a meat market, you mean that people, usually women, are being judged or chosen depending on how sexually attractive they are. The parade of beautiful girls from every nation in the world was rightly dismissed as a cattle market. It's a meat market, like a lot of nightclubs. Note: You use this expression in a disapproving way.
See also: cattle, market
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RIYADH -- Prices of sacrificial animals are soaring as residents throng to Riyadh's cattle markets on the occasion of Eid Al-Adha.
Speakers will lecture on animal rights issues at the rally, which will take place at the cattle market in Craven Road, Rugby.
Meanwhile Brecon's cattle market is reopening amid growing concerns about plans to throw open the doors at the mountain visitors' centre at Libanus on Saturday.
Rugby Cattle Market is due to move shortly to Stoneleigh after 120 years and I wish the terrible plight of the thousands of animals sent to market never to be forgotten.
He said the basic purpose of free medical camp at cattle market was to provide free medicines to the people came here from other areas.
I happened to call at the cattle market on that Monday at 5pm regarding another matter and as I left I saw cows being loaded on to a transporter and their unusually loud cries were penetrating.
The high fee of contractors of various cattle markets were also adding to financial difficulties of buyer paying Rs400 to Rs1000 per animal additionally after purchasing animals on sky-scraping prices.
The animal burst free of its holding pen and careered into the 33-year-old livestock worker at Rugby cattle market in Craven Road yesterday.
Contract of cattle market will be awarded in open bidding till August 15.
A small hospital for treatment of sacrificial animals and their vaccination will also be set up in this cattle market.
I am disgusted and have no good feelings about what the animals will face in the future at any cattle market.
SARGODHA -- The divisional administration has approved Rs 31 million budget of Cattle Market Management Company (CMMC) of Sargodha division for the year 2017-18.
ANIMAL welfare will be a top priority when Rugby cattle market moves to a new site, councillors have pledged.
CHAMAN -- One man was injured in shootout between Levies Force and armed men in cattle market in the border town, here on Monday.
POLICE have warned people to be on their guard after an animal anaesthetic was stolen from Rugby's cattle market.