bums on seats(redirected from fannies in the seats)
bums on seats
slang An audience in attendance. Ticket sales are down because this team doesn't play well enough to put bums on seats.
bums on seatsBRITISH, INFORMAL or
butts on seatsAMERICAN, INFORMAL
If a performer or performance puts bums on seats, they attract large audiences. He's always been like that and will never change. That's why he gets bums on seats — he's a showman. They will pay the person who gets butts in seats and Julia Roberts does. Note: In British English, `bum' is an informal word for `bottom'. `Butt' is an informal American word for `bottom'.