chicken-in-the-basket
 n.— «Her choice of cover versions, including songs made famous by Peggy Lee, Dusty Springfield, Nina Simone and Bobbie Gentry, underlined how far short of the standards of those great singers she fell, painfully so in the case of Fever and Son of a Preacher Man, performances which belonged in a chicken-in-the-basket environment.» —“Ego Out Of Control” by David Sinclair Times (London, England) Apr. 15, 1996. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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