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one-night stand

Meaning: a sexual relationship lasting just one night

For example:

  • After years of one-night stands, Trevor felt it was time to settle down and have a long-term relationship with someone.

  • Suzie says she doesn't have time for a relationship, but she sometimes goes online and finds someone for a one-night stand.

Quick Quiz:

People normally have a one-night stand with
  1. a close friend
  2. a good book
  3. a stranger

Discuss: one-night stand

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