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Idioms

a whale of a time

This page is about the idiom a whale of a time

Meaning

If you have a whale of a time, you have a great time and really enjoy yourself.

For example

  • I went to a karaoke club with my friends last night and we had a whale of a time. It was great!

  • Janet said she had a whale of a time at the party. I wish I'd gone too now.

Quick Quiz

Ollie said he had a whale of a time at the jazz festival and he

a. wishes he hadn't gone

b. wants to go again next year

c. probably won't bother going again
a) wishes he hadn't gone b) wants to go again next year c) probably won't bother going again

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Contributor: Matt Errey