Roman holidayRoman holiday
entertainment acquired at the expense of others' suffering, or a spectacle yielding such entertainment
Origin of Roman holidayafter the ancient Roman gladiatorial contests
- Enjoyment or satisfaction derived from observing the suffering of others.
- A violent public spectacle or disturbance in which shame, degradation, or physical harm is intentionally inflicted on one person or group by another.
Origin of Roman holidayFrom the bloody gladiatorial contests staged as entertainment for the ancient Romans.
(plural Roman holidays)
From the gladiatorial contests of Ancient Rome