Meaning of passing show in English:

passing show

Pronunciation /ˌpɑːsɪŋ ˈʃəʊ/ /ˌpasɪŋ ˈʃəʊ/

noun

  • The spectacle of contemporary life; (also) an entertainment taking as its subject matter current events and interests.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Alexander Pope (1688–1744), poet. From passing + show.