a party ten miles long


Senior Member
Czech - Czechia
Hello, everyone,
in another chapter of Batman, the setting is as follows:
Welcome to Gotham City, a party ten miles long and six miles wide.
Is it meant as a joke that the whole city is one huge party (= social event), or do they use "party" in another meaning, the one I do not know?
  • Ceremoniar

    Senior Member
    American English
    You are correct. It means that the city is one huge social event, much as Manhattan is (though Manhattan is a little longer and narrower).
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