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a whale of a time

Today: Mon, 17 Dec 2018

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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.

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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