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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What Tony Blair brought to the party was an attempt not only to act in Government as if they were Conservatives but have a party conference that loyally cheered the superior thoughts of leading politicians who unlike the ordinary party members possess all the wisdom in the world.
You might want to get checked too," and the direct: "It's not what you brought to the party, it's what you left with.
Clinton's "common ground" pushed aside those whom Jackson brought to the party. And The Audacity of Hope places Obama squarely in the DLC camp, even if he never applies for a membership card.
"What Jim has brought to the party is a really great connection with the dealers and the customers," says Ron Birkey, president of Birkey's Farm Stores, a Case IH dealership with eight locations in Illinois and Indiana.
Ricky is the one who puts the bums on seats, and the only thing Harris brought to the party was his belt.
But most of the drugs were brought to the party by outsiders.