party line
noun Date: 1834 1. the policy or practice of a political party 2. a single telephone circuit connecting two or more subscribers with the exchange — called also party wire 3. the principles or policies of an individual or organization; also the explanation or interpretation usually put forth <
the party line that her mother was a saint — Leslie Bennetts
>
party-liner noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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