bring (something) to the party

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bring (something) to the party

To provide or offer a useful skill or attribute. He brings years of leadership experience to the party.
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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.
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Quite what special qualities does he bring to the party? We won't know until the council gets a sitrep in eight months, by which time it will be too late to determine whether this is a good buy.
George Williams proved what he can bring to the party after recovering from his own injury problems, as did Jonny Williams who, with David Cotterill, have been long-serving members of the squad and who help make the team spirit what it is.
EXCLUSIVELY IN THE MIRROR WHICH darts will Phil Taylor bring to the party tonight?
But Keane, (above) an ITV World Cup pundit, said: "I would like to ask 'What did Phil bring to the party?' "And when David Moyes left, why didn't Phil leave with him?
Hawkins has transferred from child protection and during a tense interview he touches Ronnie on the arm as a signal to say, "Shut up - this guy hasn't finished talking yet." Ronnie isn't impressed, but we look forward to seeing what else Hawkins can bring to the party.
Free Radio presenter Dan Morrissey said: "It's a great line-up this year, a bit of something for everyone, we're really excited to see what each of the artists will bring to the party."
You never know what they could bring to the party." Claire is set to play the lead role in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Tell Me On A Sunday in a UK tour.
I am perplexed as to the value the brokers bring to the party and disappointed that the training providers do not have funding to address our range of needs where the training requirement is relevant to the needs of business.
This pokey little oil-burner puts has a whopping 175 horsepower to bring to the party, enough to launch the Megane Sport to 60mph in just over 8 seconds and still return around 40 miles to the gallon.
And secondly, just what will the Mexicans, ranked fourth in the Fifa ratings, bring to the party?
Mark Pehrson, vice president, Marketing & Business Development, suggests that whereas the company once generally worked in a mode where they'd build to order, now there is a greater acknowledgement that there is a competency that they bring to the party vis-a-vis system design and build, so they are given more responsibility in determining how to get the job done in the most effective manner.
He even chats with you about how his little sister "borrowed" the CDs he planned to bring to the party. You tell him about the time your brother gave your favorite shoes to charity.
And I think what I bring to the party is a youthful kind of feel and a new kind of energy," Harrell says.
So whatever germs a dog might bring to the party, they can't be any more dangerous than the ones already there.