The More The Merrier - English Idiom - Meaning & Usage
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The More The Merrier – Idiom of the Day

The word merry is a word you will often hear at this time of year.

For example:

We’d like to wish you all a very merry Christmas.

Merry is an adjective that means cheerful and lively, but it can also be used to describe someone who is slightly and good-humouredly drunk.

For example:

Everybody got a little merry at the Q Language Christmas party this year.


But what about the common English expression, the more the merrier?

Watch the video below where Richard Ford, Q Language English teacher, explains the meaning and gives an example of how you might use it.  


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  1. All Graduates | Telephone Interpreting says

    Great lesson on idioms and how to use them. These idioms are fairly common and almost always used during regular conversation. Learning them will make a traveler, tourist, or visitor speak more like a local than just someone passing by. Nice points and examples, thanks for taking the time to come up with such an informative and educational video.

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