One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A party held for members of the staff of an office.
- ‘They are, she says, planning an office party together.’
- ‘Planning the Christmas office party, arranging nights out and making restaurant bookings are all part of the pre-fun fun.’
- ‘His mother was present but his father was at an office party.’
- ‘If the office party goes badly, try to redeem yourself at the departmental lunch.’
- ‘There is a host of simple fundraisers you could arrange, from a Christmas raffle to a collection at your office party.’
- ‘There was a rowdy office party of some kind going on in the restaurant so I sat outside at a pavement table, feeling all cosmopolitan-like.’
- ‘Some 84 per cent of directors said they continued to hold an office party for their staff.’
- ‘And can I wear last year's black dress to the office party?’
- ‘A judge in Canada has awarded $200,000 to a drunk driver who sued her employer for damages after she was injured in an accident following an office party in 1994.’
- ‘Alcohol makes people say silly things so always avoid staff performance reviews during the office party.’
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