party's over, the

It's time to be serious; carefree times have ended. For example, Now that he's been promoted the party's over; he has to write a report every week. This expression uses party in the sense of “a pleasant social gathering.” [c. 1930]


Nearby words

  1. party poop,
  2. party pooper,
  3. party popper,
  4. party wall,
  5. party whip,
  6. party-colored,
  7. party-column ballot,
  8. partyer,
  9. partygoer,
  10. partyism

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