I'd like to know if the life of that party necessarily means he can liven up the party? If a person was socially comfortable and energetic, but the other participants were too shy to blend in, would you still call him "the life of that party" because he is sociable and vivaciousMike: The office christmas party is upon us. As always, the booze will be free and flowing. And, stuart, you cannot come.
Stuart: But, mike, I'm the life of that party.
Source: Spin City, Monkey Business