social butterfly

social butterfly

Someone who enjoys frequently mingling with other people at social events. Tom's always been something of a social butterfly, so we've never really worried about him making friends or finding his way in the world. She used to be quite the social butterfly, but no one has heard from Sarah in weeks.
See also: butterfly, social

social butterfly

A person who flits from event to event without a care in the world. This derogatory phrase is usually but not always applied to women who “live to party.” Going from one dinner party or ball or benefit to another, they are preoccupied with being the height of fashion and popularity. According to one wonderfully descriptive characterization, a social butterfly has a “brow unfurrowed by care or thought."
See also: butterfly, social
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A self-proclaimed social butterfly, Mary Austinson is a perfect fit for her job at the Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin.
LINGFIELD: 12.00 Social Butterfly, 12.35 Becker, 1.10 Water's Edge, 1.45 Pride's Gold, 2.15 Wissahickon, 2.50 Redicean, 3.25 Seasearch.
Trivia Another game for the social butterfly -- host a trivia night with your friends.
In a heartbreaking eulogy that left many in tears, Mrs Hornsby, a nurse at Salford Royal hospital, said one pal described Colin as a "social butterfly" who was able to float from group to group and was "friends with everybody".
It wasn't long before I knew his general routine and swooped to chat amiably about good nurseries Matt, as he's known, turned out to be quite the social butterfly and knew some other men with children.
I'm often conservative in new situations and environments -- observant before I can open up and be a social butterfly. So I've been told by some people that they initially thought I was too proud to talk to them.
"She's still a delightfully warm, compassionate, upbeat social butterfly, spirited and stimulating company, a people's person.
Patsy becomes a social butterfly, while Flannery tries to relieve some of their mothers burden, emotionally and financially.
You aren't necessarily a social butterfly, but you love the company of people, even if it's just the passengers in your daily commute to work or the people who wait in line with you at elevators.
The Sri Venkateswara College grad clearly loves to chat and confesses being described as " extrovert, irresponsible and a social butterfly" on different occasions.
Taylor Johnson is one of the most charmingly enthusiastic people I've ever met - a social butterfly, local music obsessive, sometime new music contributor on the radio show I co-present and general doer of good things.
Also on the panel is Moni Mohsin, a satirical writer and journalist whose best-selling books The Diary of a Social Butterfly and The Return of the Butterfly are based on her long-running column in the Pakistani weekly The Friday Times.
Dianne was a "social butterfly" and considered everyone she met as her friend, greeting them with a friendly smile and a big hug.
* The social butterfly: Social networking is an immersive experience and being able to switch quickly and seamlessly between your favourite platforms is crucial.