life and soul of the party

life and soul of the party

Someone who brings a lot of energy and enthusiasm to a social event. Bill is definitely the life and soul of the party—he's currently trying to get everyone up to dance!
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the life and soul of the party

BRITISH or

the life of the party

AMERICAN
COMMON Someone who is the life and soul of the party is very lively and entertaining on social occasions. She was having a very enjoyable time and was clearly the life and soul of the party. Your mother is always the life of the party, isn't she, Leigh? Note: People sometimes replace party with other nouns. He gives the impression of having been the life and soul of the campus.
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the life and soul of the party

a person whose vivacity and sociability makes a party enjoyable.
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the life and ˌsoul of the ˈparty

(British English) very cheerful or enthusiastic: People always expect Jane to be the life and soul of the party.
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Paul Murphy was the life and soul of the party, his heartbroken mum has said, just days after her son died of a heart attack.
PAGE 8 Full story: Pages 4&5 co.uk Facebook: facebook.com/TeessideGazette Twitter: @EveningGazette "He was the life and soul of the party - a party animal," Carol told The Gazette, after his death.
A FRIEND of a marine from York killed in Afghanistan described him as "the life and soul of the party" as hundreds of mourners gathered to pay their respects at his funeral.
FRIENDS of a businessman found dead in his car have described him as "the life and soul of the party".
He was a very happy, genuine, friendly guy-the life and soul of the party.
Neighbours Louise and Nick McDougall described Miss Newman as the life and soul of the party.
Tomorrow his latest novel, The Life and Soul of the Party, is published, and in January he moves in a new direction with a light-hearted self- help book.
Mike will be reading excerpts from Life and Soul of the Party at Quinton Library, in Ridgacre Road, on the evening of September 10 at a time to be confirmed.
Daniel McCarthy, 25, described as a devoted father and life and soul of the party, died on Monday when the Ford Fiesta he was driving hit a house in Ely, Cardiff.
Are you regarded by your friends as the life and soul of the party? Do you pride yourself on witty banter, hilarious anecdotes and an infamous thirst for entertaining?
Husband Paul Nolan could not understand why his wife, whom he described as the life and soul of the party, took her own life.
LIFE AND SOUL: Ethel McGuigan (left), Maggie Rowney, and Dorren Wilson were often the life and soul of the party, as they show before boarding the bus for Scarborough in 1972 after stopping for tea in Hemsley, right LEFT: The OAPs at Scarborough in 1972 behind Hilda.
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