I'm watching "Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas" and there is a sentence I don't understand. The context is hard to provide because the sentence is one of the main character's random visions while being very high on some strange drug called Adrenochrome.

One person in his visions says: "you can't put on a circus without a tent"

Does "put on" in this context mean: organize or present a play, exhibition, or event.

"the museum is putting on an exhibition of Monet's paintings"(source thefreedictionary)

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    Yes, you have found the correct definition.
    – The Photon
    Commented May 24, 2022 at 18:14

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That's correct. 'organize' is what this would mean in this context.

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