Life of the Party

Also: Life and soul of the party

Meaning of Idiom ‘Life of the Party’

A person who is the life of the party is very outgoing, energetic, enthusiastic, amusing, entertaining, etc. and who helps make the party fun. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995.,3Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008.

Examples of Use

“You’ll like Jerry. He’s the life of the party, especially after you get a few drinks in him.”

“What’s the matter, Ronny? You’re usually the life of the party but you see quiet tonight.”

“He’s got a million jokes, and all of them funny. He’s definitely the life of the party.”

Origin

Used since the first half of the 1800s.

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Sources   [ + ]

1. Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
2. Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995.
3. Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008.