The more the merrier

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"The more the merrier."

Meaning: a saying used to express that if there are more people, then something is more fun or enjoyable

Similar Expressions
  • The more the merrier.
  • The more people there are, then more fun it is.
  • It will be more fun with more people.
When do we use it?

We often use this expression when we are saying that it is okay if another person joins a group or event.

A) Can Bill come with us, too?
B) Of course. The more the merrier.

We can also use this expression to make a general statement that if there are more people then something will be more fun and enjoyable.

A) Do you want to invite a lot of people to your party?
B) I think so. The more the merrier.

How do we use it?

This saying is always used on its own and it usually comes after an affirmative answer like "yes" or "of course".

A) Can I invite my sister?
B) Yes. The more the merrier.

A) Bill wants to know if he can join us for dinner.
B) Of course, he can. The more the merrier.

A) Do you mind if Suzy comes too?
B) The more the merrier.

A) Jane wants to bring her brother to the game. Is that okay?
B) No problem. The more the merrier.

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