the life of the party


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life of the party

Someone who brings a lot of energy and enthusiasm to a social event, perhaps the main focus or source of enjoyment. Bill is definitely the life of the party—he's currently trying to get everyone up to dance!
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the life of the party

Informal
An animated, amusing person who is the center of attention at a social gathering.
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