in polite company

Definition of in polite company

:in formal settings :with people you do not know well
  • It's not something you should talk about in polite company.

Word by Word Definitions

polite play
  1. : of, relating to, or having the characteristics of advanced culture

  2. : marked by refined cultural interests and pursuits especially in arts and belles lettres

  3. : showing or characterized by correct social usage

company play
  1. : association with another : fellowship

  2. : companions, associates

  3. : visitors, guests

  1. : accompany

  2. : associate


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