play gooseberry Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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play gooseberry

(also feel like a gooseberry) UK informal to be an ​unwanted third ​person who is ​present when two other ​people, ​especially two ​people having a ​romanticrelationship, ​want to be ​alone
(Definition of play gooseberry from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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