One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The world regarded as a place of frivolity and idle amusement (originally with reference to Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress).
- ‘The International Economic Forum held here on June 7th and 8th was more than just a vanity fair of show-offs and lavish parties.’
- ‘In the final analysis, Thackeray too had a booth in Vanity Fair; he was not uncompromising.’
- ‘Your whole life is nothing but a vanity fair.’
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