from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The time at which an entertainment, such as the showing of a movie, is scheduled to start.
- n. Slang The time at which an activity is to begin.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The time at which a pre-scheduled entertainment-related event (a show) is set to begin.
- interj. A declaration that something is about to happen, particularly that the person speaking is about to act.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the time at which something is supposed to begin
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They are both premium channels, don't know how they are marketed, but believe there are more deals I think for HBO, but don't think showtime is exactly something extremly hidden either.
Once again showtime reining supreme with clever plots and whitty writing.
So, while showtime is doing its thing, I'd choose HBO over showtime. plinstrot
In fact, Palmer willingly engaged in showtime all day.
Housed in an atmospheric red-brick Victorian former school building down a residential side street, the home to the Eastern Angles theatre company does not scream "showtime" in the way many West End theatres do.
I was asked by the hosts (Walt and Kara), about an hour before "showtime", if I would write a song for Rupert.
I loved getting up early on Game Days, preparing for "showtime," cheering for my boys, and of course, watching them win.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr (30-0-1 23 KOs) vs Anthony "showtime" Shuler (20-4-1 14 KOs)
Because Roddick just stayed with him the whole way, Roger could never loosen up totally and sort of break out his "showtime" level game like he was able to do against Murray, or against Roddick on other occasions. skeezerweezer Says:
Well we all know that the process currently unraveling in the Khamovnichesky Courthouse in Moscow against Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev is just the latest time-honored performance of a classic Russian show trial, the satirical cartoon below shows that it can also be seen as "showtime" trial.