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    Question meaning of "the odd party" and "like cheese, she's always on a board"

    Hello,

    Could you explain meanings of following sentences from a novel "No, I don't want to join a bookclub"
    I can't figure out what " the odd dinner party" and " like cheese, she's always on a board"
    mean.

    I suppose the odd dinner party can spring a wonderful surprise. And Marion, being somethins of a wonder woman- like cheese, she's always on a board-has been known to produce interesting guests. But generally dinner parties are like the lottery. You rarely win.The problem is first of all there are never enough men,...

    (*Marion is a close friend of Mary, the heroin of this novel, and invited her to a dinner party.)

    Your adivise would be highly appreciated,

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    Could you explain meanings of following sentences from a novel "No, I don't want to join a bookclub"
    I can't figure out what " the odd dinner party" and " like cheese, she's always on a board"
    mean.
    I suppose the odd dinner party can spring a wonderful surprise. And Marion, being somethins of a wonder woman- like cheese, she's always on a board-has been known to produce interesting guests. But generally dinner parties are like the lottery. You rarely win.The problem is first of all there are never enough men,...


    1) "the odd dinner party": this is "odd" in the sense of occasional, infrequent.

    2) "like cheese, she's always on a board": a play on words.
    At meals the cheese is often presented on a wooden board, a cheeseboard, where it can be cut and served.
    Another meaning of "a board" is a group of people who are involved in administering an organization, like a school or corporation, for example.
    By saying that Marion is always on a board, it suggests that she knows a lot of interesting people, some of whom turn up at her dinner parties.

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    Dear JMurray

    Thank you so much for detailed advice!

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