tea party


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tea party

n.
1. An afternoon social gathering at which tea and light refreshments are served.
2. Tea Party A conservative political movement in the United States founded in the early 21st century and committed to limiting taxation, the size and spending of the federal government, and governmental regulation of the economy.

[Sense 2, after the Boston Tea Party.]

tea party

n
a social gathering in the afternoon at which tea is served

Tea Party

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in the US) a political movement, associated with the right wing of the Republican Party, favouring reduction in taxation and government spending
[C21: after the Boston Tea Party]

tea′ par`ty


n.
a social gathering, usu. in the afternoon, at which tea and light refreshments are served.
[1770–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tea party - a party at which tea is servedtea party - a party at which tea is served  
party - an occasion on which people can assemble for social interaction and entertainment; "he planned a party to celebrate Bastille Day"
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As yet I have done nothing except form a very uncomfortable third at a luncheon and tea party, and listen to a good deal of enigmatic conversation between you and the charming Lady Carey.
Nice little tale for a quiet tea party," he concluded in the same tone.
A new poll confirms what many observers have suspected for some time: The Religious Right and the Tea Party are more or less in sync.
So what is the Tea Party and how has it so changed America's political landscape?
The Tea Party movement, which has defied simple characterization but is largely made up of Republicans and independents, has garnered national attention for the past year and a half.
AS A long-time supporter of Marie Curie Cancer Care and a passionate cake baker, may I ask your readers in Liverpool to join the charity's Blooming Great Tea Party celebrations this summer?
This is a truly elegant instruction manual for anyone wanting to treat friends and family to the memorable experience of a well-planned, well-executed, theme-oriented tea party.
Do the wing nuts that dreamed up this tea party drivel really think that they fooled anybody?
Dear Editor, I am writing as a supporter of Britain's pet charity, The Blue Cross, to invite you pop the kettle on and take part in a nationwide tea party to help needy pets.
I AM writing on behalf of pet charity The Blue Cross to invite animal-lovers everywhere to take part in a nationwide tea party.
Those who choose to contribute to the cause receive invitations and envelopes that each include a tea bag, so that they can personalize the invitations and send them out to friends and family to offer them a symbolic seat at the tea party for a return contribution.