bring something to the party

bring (something) to the party

To provide or offer a useful skill or attribute. He brings years of leadership experience to the party.
See also: bring, party
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

bring something to the party

If you talk about what someone brings to the party, you are talking about the contribution they make to a particular activity or situation. Johnson asked, `What do they bring to the party?' `They bring a lot to the party,' Cohen replied, `principally $3 billion in capital.' They are far better than nearly every band in London, but they need to find something fresh to bring to the party.
See also: bring, party, something
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Sloppy joe potato skins -- This is another great group dish for those looking to bring something to the party that is unique more than chips and dip.
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The companies both bring something to the party which is what is so important."
"I have some good experiences as a player and a manager and obviously he (Lambert) thinks I can bring something to the party.
"I'm sure I can bring something to the party. There will be no problems so far as I'm concerned.
"When you play in Brazil, with the heat and everything, you need something on the bench as well so even if he or Adam Lallana are on the bench then they can bring something to the party from there.
"Without a doubt we think we can bring something to the party and we can really turn this side about."
A firm believer in the old axiom that you must bring something to the party, his company has made a stronger commitment to TSE in terms of energy, money and space than perhaps any other supplier attending the event.
"People usually hire me to bring something to the party. They've got a sketch on the canvas but they've left a lot of blanks and they want me to help colour it in.
But now they have a responsibility to show that they can bring something to the party by providing meaningful, competitive and ultimately respected opposition for the Welsh, Scots and Irish.
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"The club seemed to be struggling and I felt, having been successful in business, that I could bring something to the party," says Hoyle, who joined Davy in offering the pounds 100 season-tickets which have been the talk of the Coca-Cola echelons.
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