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mixed company

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Definition of mixed company in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A gathering of people consisting of members of both sexes: young ladies were always chaperoned in mixed company risqué stories more suitable to the smoking room than to mixed company
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  • But on the subject of what constitutes fit topics for conversation in mixed company, traditionalist views dominate the male mindset at the Billabong.
  • It also heightens the risk that a long-forgotten favorite song will pop up, for better or for worse, in mixed company.
  • The fundamental women's right that was fought for then had been a part of women's lives for centuries before being discussed in mixed company and won in the public arena.

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