plus-one

plus-one

n
informal a person who accompanies an invited person to a social function
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When Alice and Ben get tired of sitting at the singles tables at weddings, they agree to be each other's "plus-one" for the next 10 nuptials they have on the docket.
It enjoyed a combined audience of 6.3 million on BBC One (5.2 million) and ITV (1.1 million), which includes plus-one, and it was also broadcast on Sky.
The BBC features in nine of the top 10 shows of the day, ITV's highest rating programme going to Coronation Street which was watched by 4.6 million - including plus-one.
Left behind, Alex is befriended by Hank, who explains their plus-one status -- the small print at the bottom of the awards invitation -- and encourages him to claim his share of the spoils.
Sihasak Phuangketkeow, permanent secretary of the Thai Foreign Ministry, even admitted that Japanese companies have strategically shifted parts of their businesses concentrated in Thailand to "Plus-One" locations such as Cambodia and Laos to avert the risks of political unrest and natural disasters in Thailand.
Table 3: Distribution of Enrollment by Single, Employee-Plus-One and Family Coverage by Firm Size: 2001-2008 Percent of Enrollees in: Any EmployeeSingle Dependent Plus-One Family Year Firm Size Coverage Coverage Coverage Coverage 2001 All 46.2 53.80 17.3 36.5 <10 55.9 44.10 14.2 29.9 10-24 56.5 43.50 15.1 28.4 25-99 54.9 45.10 16.4 28.7 100-999 49.9 50.10 15.9 34.2 1,000+ 40.5 59.50 18.6 40.9 2008 All 50.1 *** 49.90# *** 18.0# ** 31.9# *** <10 61.5 *** 38.50# *** 12.6# ** 25.9# *** 10-24 60.9 *** 39.10# *** 13.4# ** 25.7# ** 25-99 58.7 *** 41.30# *** 15.3# * 26.0# *** 100-999 52.1 ** 47.90# ** 16.7 31.2# *** 1,000+ 44.6 *** 55.40# *** 20.4 *** 35.0# *** Notes.
Plus-one player Jones set up victory on the first day at Prestatyn with rounds of 67-69 to lead by three from Alex Baker from the Vale of Glamorgan with Neath's Craig Melding third on 140.
Lena, who lives in Kansas City, was his plus-one for the preem.
The issue was settled a year ago when the SEC and ACC presented a plan for a "plus-one" format.
The Queen's Christmas broadcast on BBC1 attracted 5.9 million, as well as 1.6 million on ITV and around 175,000 on Sky (excluding plus-one channels) to give it a combined audience of around 7.6 million.