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cocktail party

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcocktail partyˈcocktail ˌparty noun [countable]  PARTYa party, usually in the early evening, at which alcoholic drinks are served and for which people usually dress formally
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cocktail partyBut the big scene happens at a cocktail party in the home of a famous plastic surgeon.Most of the Hodgkins keep you moving, backing off, like a cocktail party guest in search of a sober conversation.A cocktail party has been planned for March 7 and many of the villagers will be invited.
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