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    #1

    Hustle and bustle

    Can this idiom be used to talk about a noisy party?

    In dictionaries it is always used to describe city life:
    He wanted a little cottage far away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

    Can I say that I don't like the hustle a bustle of some noisy party?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    #2

    Re: Hustle and bustle

    I find that rather unnatural. The phrase is a bit too "big" for a party. It refers to all the people, all the traffic, all the noise and all the constant various activities which are happening all the time in a city. A party might be noisy but it doesn't have all of those things.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Hustle and bustle

    If you want to speak of an especially wild party, I think that (at least in the US) you could use the term "house-wrecker" (I first read it, if my memory doesn't fail me in the novel Girlfriend in a Coma​ by Douglas Coupland).
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: Hustle and bustle

    I have been to a few of those.

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