party line

noun

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

party-liner

play \ˌpär-tē-ˈlī-nər\ noun

First Known Use of party line

1837


PARTY LINE Defined for English Language Learners

party line

noun

Definition of party line for English Language Learners

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


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