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The Life of the Party

Idiom: the life of the party

Example 1:
Pete:  I’m usually the wallflower of the party.  I’m not very good at socializing.

Chip: Dude, you really have to stop doing that. 

Pete: It’s not so easy man. 
You can say that because you’re always the life of the party
You’re always talking to everyone, introducing others, and making sure
everyone is having a good time. 

Chip:  You think I’m the
life of the party
?  Wow, thanks
man.  I never thought about myself that

Example 2:

Kazuyuki:  Being the life of the party comes naturally to
many people.

Ting:  Are you kidding me?  I think it’s something that you have to work
on.  You can be social, but that doesn’t
make you the life of the party.  To be the
life of the party
, one should know most of the people in an event, be aware
of everything that’s going on, be a good host, and entertain everyone.  That takes serious communication and
organizational skills.

Kazuyuki:  Or you could just
be very good looking and charming.

Ting:  You’re so
pessimistic.  You’re definitely not the life of my parties.

Meaning: The life of the party is used to
describe someone who keeps a positive environment for everyone and is always
making people feel good.  People who are the life of the party are: usually
social, outgoing, organized, and have a good sense of humor.  Being the
life of the party
requires good social skills and a positive attitude.

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