Expression meaning that you are so distracted with entertainment and food, that you forget the real problems around the world. Originated in ancient Rome where the government would hand out bread and games (entertainment) so that people would be distracted and wouldn't rebel against the government for political issues.
Me: Did you find out about the huge rebellion that happened the other day?
Other person: No, I was busy cooking dinner and playing board games with my family
Me: Wow! sounds like your life is full of bread and circuses!
by Awesome girl3 April 16, 2020