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    Hi, I'm Brazilian
    I was reading a book and I saw the expression "a party of one" and "a party of two".
    I've looked for this in many different dictionaries and websites.
    I hope you can help me
    Thanks a lot.

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    In this context, it means "there was one person" and "there were two people". It is a somewhat old-fashioned use of the term "party" >> informal, dated a person: an old party came in to clean..

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    Default Re: A party of one

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Hi, I'm Brazilian
    I was reading a book and I saw the expression "a party of one" and "a party of two".
    I've looked for this in many different dictionaries and websites.
    I hope you can help me
    Thanks a lot.
    When entering a restaurant, sometimes you are asked "A party of how many?" You would then answer, "A party of 2,3 or however many people."

    Sometimes you may read that a party of one is a lonely number.

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