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life of the party | life and soul of the party

Meaning: If you are the life of the party, or the life and soul of the party, you are the liveliest and most entertaining person at a social gathering.

For example:

  • Harry is normally pretty quiet, but after he's had a few beers he becomes the life of the party.

  • Don't forget to invite your brother. He's always the life and soul of the party.

Note: "Life of the party" is more common in American English and "life and soul of the party" is more common in British English, and both are used in Australia.

Quick Quiz:

When we were kids my sister was always the life of the party, and she's still
  1. great fun to be around
  2. behaving like a child
  3. very quiet and serious

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