Idiom:  a whale of a time

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Meaning

Idiom:  a whale of a time

  • to really enjoy oneself


Example sentences

— I love going to my high school reunions—we always have a whale of a time.

— [ring, ring] "Hello? Where are you? Come down to the common room—we're having a whale of a time playing beer pong."

— We had a whale of a time at the beach last weekend. You should come next time.

— We're going to have a whale of a time at my sister's bachelorette party this weekend.

— My children had a whale of a time at the Museum of Natural History so we're going to continue going to the exhibitions once a month.

— Don't worry, once you're settled in, you're going to have a whale of a time in Europe next semester and you won't miss us at all.

— I wasn't sure how it would turn out, but our department had a whale of a time during the white water rafting team building exercise. 

— My son didn't want to go to camp but once he got there, he had a whale of a time.

— Your dog is having a whale of a time playing in the mud.

— Did you have a whale of a time at Las Vegas or what?

— I wouldn't say it was a whale of a time. Actually, it was a pretty average New Year's at an extraordinary price.


Synonyms

  • party it up
  • paint the town red
  • have a high old time
  • let one's hair down
  • live it up

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