Roman holiday

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Roman holiday

n.
1. Enjoyment or satisfaction derived from observing the suffering of others.
2. A violent public spectacle or disturbance in which shame, degradation, or physical harm is intentionally inflicted on one person or group by another.

[From the bloody gladiatorial contests staged as entertainment for the ancient Romans.]

Roman holiday

n
entertainment or pleasure that depends on the suffering of others
[C19: from Byron's poem Childe Harold (IV, 141)]

Ro′man hol′iday


n.
1. a riotous public disturbance, often marked by wanton destruction and licentiousness.
2. pleasure or entertainment obtained from the discomfort or suffering of others.
[1885–90]

Roman holiday

- Enjoyment or profit derived from others' discomfort or suffering, based on the gladiator matches enjoyed by ancient Romans.
See also related terms for profit.
Translations

Roman holiday

nSpaß mauf Kosten anderer