more the merrier

the more the merrier

More people will make something more enjoyable. This set phrase is used to welcome one to join a group or activity. Oh sure, you can come to the mall with us—the more the merrier!
See also: merry, more

more the merrier

Cliché the more people there are, the happier the situation will be. Of course you can have a ride with us! The more the merrier. The manager hired a new employee even though there's not enough work for all of us now. Oh, well, the more the merrier.
See also: merry, more
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The More the Merrier Christmas Beauty evening at Selfridges Birmingham was the ultimate in old school festive glamour, from the Ratpack tribute duo doing their very best Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin to the complimentary mince pies and mulled wine served to every attendee.
The more the merrier, for there's plenty of room for them all.
For Irwin, who died earlier this week, life was not remotely like this at all: It was a carnival of animals -- the more the merrier, the more dangerous the better.
It's going all right both for the team and myself at the moment,and as far as records are concerned, the more the merrier.
This is open to the public, the more the merrier,'' Giller said.
This is the first time in 50 years of racing we have put up our signal and we say the more the merrier.
And when you have a good population of doves, the more the merrier because the hunters keep the birds stirred and flying.
It usually is, the more the merrier for the incumbent.
As far as I'm concerned, the more the merrier in children's radio,'' she said.