two's company, three's a crowd

two’s company, three’s a crowd phrase
used for saying that two people, especially people having a romantic relationship, would prefer to be alone rather than with other people
Thesaurus: preferring to be alonesynonym
Main entry: company

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used to indicate that two people, esp. lovers, should be left alone together

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two's company, three's a crowd
— used to say that a third person is not welcome when two people (such as two lovers) want to be alone with each other

Well, I'll leave you two lovebirds alone. Two's company, three's a crowd.

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Main Entry:company
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two's company, three's a crowd — see company
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Main Entry:crowd
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two's company, three's a crowd — see company
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Main Entry:three
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two's company, three's a crowd — see company
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Main Entry:two

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • two's company, three's a crowd —    This is said of two people, particularly lovers, who would prefer to be alone together rather than to have someone else with them.     I d rather not come to the cinema with you, thanks. Two s company ...! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • two's company three is a crowd — two people are enough, three people is too many …   English contemporary dictionary

  • two's company, three's a crowd — two people, especially lovers, should be left alone together. → two …   English new terms dictionary

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