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beauty contest

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Leisure, Hair & beauty
beauty contestˈbeauty ˌcontest noun [countable]  DLDCBa competition in which women are judged on how attractive they look
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beauty contestMost interviewers did their jobs like judges at a beauty contest.Just like the outside world, only in a beauty contest you are more aware of it!Dave Simpson's adult comedy, set in a beauty contest, returns to Liverpool after a successful run last year.College football is as much a beauty contest as it is a game.He said he had been to a beauty contest where the audience were mostly farmers.The play is set in a seedy northern beauty contest, which gives Paula the chance to use her original Mancunian accent.
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