the life and soul of the party
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the life and soul of the partyBRITISH or
the life of the partyAMERICAN
COMMON Someone who is the life and soul of the party is very lively and entertaining on social occasions. She was having a very enjoyable time and was clearly the life and soul of the party. Your mother is always the life of the party, isn't she, Leigh? Note: People sometimes replace party with other nouns. He gives the impression of having been the life and soul of the campus.