One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A situation or event marked by chaos and incompetence.‘At the check-in counter, none of the machines were printing boarding passes or baggage tags. What a gong show!’‘we need a majority government to stop the gong show in Ottawa’
1980s: from The Gong Show, a television programme originally broadcast in the US 1976–8 that featured talent competitions with comically unskilled amateur contestants.
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