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three's a crowd

Also, two's company, three's a crowd . A third person spoils the ideal combination of a couple, as in No, I won't join you—three's a crowd . This expression, alluding to a third person spoiling the privacy of a pair of lovers, was already a proverb in 1546. For a synonym, see fifth wheel
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