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17th March 2019

The more, the merrier

We use this expression to say that we want as many people as possible to do something.
Usage
Written: 
Yes
Spoken: 
Yes
Formal: 
Yes
Informal: 
Yes
Example 1
Can I bring a friend to your party?
Sure, the more the merrier.
Example 2
How many people can play this game?
Ten or twenty - the more the merrier, I think.