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certain party

An intentionally vague term used to refer to someone without revealing their identity. When I asked Carly how she knew about my new relationship, she just said that a certain party told her, but I'm going to need some specifics eventually! I planned to stop by your house tonight, but a certain party threw a tantrum when I tried to pry him away from his toys.
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certain party

someone you know but whom I do not wish to name. I spoke to a certain party about the matter you mentioned. If a certain party finds out about you-know-what, what on earth will you do?
See also: certain, party
References in classic literature ?
If we have not spoken sooner, it is because the interests of certain parties in the case demand that we should take that course.
Tell him that certain parties are grateful for the warning he has given.
President Sirisena pointed out that such disturbing incidents were created by certain parties inside the country during the March and September when United Nations Human Rights Council sessions are held.
In ARS, respondents without strong loyalty to certain parties easily skip polls.
Wesel Memedi recently dismissed any changes in his position in government, which is built on political consistency, and not on the adventures of certain parties.
He said the JUI-S had rendered great sacrifices for formation of the alliance but it was hijacked by certain parties.
They also said party leadership was wary of the fact that certain parties in this union were followeing a political agenda than seeking justice for victims.
We understand that certain parties have indicated to the President that there may be an opportunity for the assets of the Marcos family to be turned over to the Republic,' said presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella.
She added that certain parties would never understand the foundations of India's independence.
We are disappointed that certain parties in the media have chosen to abuse their freedom of speech rights by distorting his message.
There has been some debate and discussion about Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu that certain parties in the Israeli coalition are to be removed and replaced with others, in an attempt to make the whole coalition more favourable to the peace agreement, but Ariel states that this not realisic politically, and hopes that the PM can calm things down.
Under threats by certain parties sitting in the ALDE in the European Parliament to quit the group if the party backed the candidacy of Rehn alone, the ALDE opted for a dual candidacy: Verhofstadt will stand for the position of European Commission presidency, while Rehn will have the party's backing for a key economic or diplomatic position in the next EU executive.
We hope the media will be objective in conveying the news and not give into the rumors that certain parties are spreading to deceive both media professionals and citizens," he added, warning that such rumors would indirectly harm the stability of the country.
CERTAIN parties within the NHS, like management and patient groups, have said we must be brave and accept the changes in the NHS.
He strongly condemned the attack on ANP candidate in Karachi pointing out that certain parties have been given a free hand while others were being target.