certain party

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.
See also: certain, party

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 ?
There were they that heard a sobbing one night last year in The Chase; and it mid ha' gone hard wi' a certain party if folks had come along."
Responding to the criticism of the opposition PML-N lawmakers that the government has denied certain party leaders' access to Mr Sharif, he said in fact the N League supremo decided about who should see him on Thursdays, the day assigned for jail inmates' meetings with their respective visitors.
In the video recording, Dr Mahathir also urged the convention to concentrate on efforts to strengthen cooperation and not squabble over positions in a certain party or certain individual as it was feared it would weaken and impede unity in PH.
Today's decision makes certain party leaders and their representatives in the BiH Parliament directly responsible for the potential further expansion of organized crime and corruption throughout BiH.
'A certain party has claimed that election results are being withheld in Lahore and Rawalpindi, which is utterly false,' he added.
"He (Nisar) only had reservations regarding certain party leaders," he added.
"The order of names of parties may affect respondents choices for the survey and it can be favorable to a certain party and unfavorable to others," Park said in the letter.
The mandate given by the people to a certain party should not be stolen, he said, adding that the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leadership had played a negative role in the recent change of government in Balochistan.
The top Iranian diplomat said the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) had verified Iran's commitment to the deal on numerous occasions, but a certain party to the JCPOA had failed to fulfill its commitments under the deal, an apparent reference to the US.
Several days ahead of the announcement of the nomination, sources from BDI's Tetovo branch told INA agency that the political struggle was fierce since every candidate had strong support from certain party structures.
"We refuse any law that guarantees a win for a certain party," the MP said, adding that the current circumstances are due to the presidential vacuum (...) and the accumulation of complex and contentious situations.
He said that Palestinians believe in peace and the two-state solution, noting that efforts to join international organizations, conventions and charters are not directed against a certain party, but aim to assert Palestine's identity as a political entity and an active member of the international community.
She said: "Disturbing reports of people being turned away from an Annan polling station by burly blokes if they say they don't support a certain party."
We should all vote what is best for the country, not what is best to keep a certain party in power.
In his address Sunday afternoon to the concluding sitting of the session of the National Council for Strategic Planning for the year 2014, which was meant to evaluation of the performance of the first half of the second five-year program 2012-2016, the First Vice President noted that the national strategy belongs to all the Sudanese people not to a certain party, sect or any of the community sectors.