party line


party line

noun

: the official policy or opinion of a political party or other organization that members are expected to support

Full Definition of PARTY LINE

1
:  the policy or practice of a political party
2
:  a single telephone circuit connecting two or more subscribers with the exchange —called also party wire
3
:  the principles or policies of an individual or organization; also :  the explanation or interpretation usually put forth <the party line that her mother was a saint — Leslie Bennetts>
par·ty–lin·er \ˌpär-tē-ˈlī-nər\ noun

First Known Use of PARTY LINE

1834

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