"That style of playing originally came from me and George [Harrison] having a party piece when we were kids, which was a piece by Bach.

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    I'm closevoting for lack of prior research. Googling define "party piece" returns many dictionary definitions for this colloquial BrE term. – FumbleFingers Jun 26 '15 at 12:39
  • Please don't close this question. As an American, I would have assumed the meaning of this phrase - and been totally wrong. We say, "bit", as in: "What's your bit?" or, we borrow the Yiddish, "shtick". – Oldbag Jun 26 '15 at 13:14

Party piece:

a poem, song, dance, or trick regularly performed by someone in order to entertain others.

"his party piece is placing a banger between his cheeks and setting it off"

Chris can wiggle his ears, it's his party piece!




  • Dear Fumblefingers! Like Oldbag, I ask you not to close this question! I think it is a good phrase to know, since I am not familiar with British words that much, I really liked this question! :). please!!! – Soudabeh Jun 26 '15 at 13:39

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