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Housewarming

A party to celebrate moving to a new house or flat

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Stag party

A party before a wedding for the future husband and his male friends

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Hen night

A party out before a wedding for the future wife and her female friends

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Fancy dress

Everyone dresses up in costume

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Wedding party

Usually refers to the main group of close family and friends at a wedding, rather than to the reception after the weding

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Reception

A formal party, e.g. After a wedding or to meet an important visitor

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Black tie

A formal event at which men have to wear dinner jackets and black bow ties

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Launch party

A party to celebrate the publication of a new book or product

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Girls night out

An evening out just for female friends

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Leaving do

A party to celebrate somebody leaving a job or institution

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Exchange

Give each other

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Do lunch

Have lunch

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Hobnob with

Be friendly with someone who is important or famous, sometimes with negative associations

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Rub shoulders with

Mix socially with people

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Be proactive

Taking action yourself rather than waiting for something to happen

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Hangs out with / knocks around with

Spends social time with

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Outstaying my welcome

Staying too long

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Party animal

Someone who loves going to parties

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Cliquey

Disapproving word for a small group of people who spend time together and do not allow others to join them

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Crowd

Hit group of friends/the people he socializes with

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An item

Having a romantic relationship

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Stand him up

Doesn't arrive for a date they had made