Key-to-the-midway definition

A fictional item, the subject of a fool's errand.
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A Ferris wheel or carousel, due to their central location.
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Noun

Singular:
key-to-the-midway
Plural:
keys-to-the-midway

Origin of key-to-the-midway

  • Carny slang, from the custom of sending a rube on a quest for the (non-existent) “key to the midway”.

    From Wiktionary