- n. A group of people who are paid to attend an event to increase attendance figures, rather than attending of their own volition.
“I dont think I raised my voice – let alone drew baton. until … ‘rent-a-crowd’ turned up and made it into a ‘bash the pigs’ ….”
“There is no doubt that people came from all works of life -- east, west, north, south, everywhere -- but I am saying this is a rented crowd, anyone can do it and increasingly, this rent-a-crowd business has become so professionalized because there is a very high level of unemployment.”
“Think, also, what license the dyslexic rent-a-crowd poster-scribblers will have with Barack Obama's moniker.”
“He will have West Point's young army cadets mobilized as the studio audience with orders to cheer him on -- announcing his massive escalation there because no audience other than the military or a rent-a-crowd of Republican campaigners could be counted on to celebrate Obama's war.”
“While the last thing police should do is turn the rent-a-crowd into martyrs, their right to protest does not run to inflicting even greater economic pain on workers whose jobs are already on the line.”
“I've been a member of my share of "rent-a-crowd" events.”
“He said the anger of the renaming was genuine and there was "no rent-a-crowd".”
“Thatcher was thrown out, but Tony hires rent-a-crowd for his farewell party.”
“Were Labour really so desperate that they had to bus in rent-a-crowd?”
“On the third of July, we had the usual agonizing reception: Guests stood around until the Chinese arrived and sat in the only chairs and are; our top-ranking staff talked to theirs; and their rent-a-crowd ate us out of house and home.”
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