a whale of a time

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - a whale of a time

"a whale of a time"

a lot of fun


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - a whale of a time

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Did you and your family have a fun afternoon.

Friend 2:  We had just a whale of a time laughing and shouting and flying down the hills.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - a whale of a time

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  How has your husband been doing adapting to life in a wheelchair?

Friend 2:  It was really difficult at first but my husband is not a quitter. This afternoon, he hooked up Junior's little red wagon to the back of his wheelchair and gave Junior rides.

Friend 1:  And?

Friend 2:  They both were laughing and smiling. It was so nice to finally see them having a whale of a time.

a whale of a time - Usage:


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a whale of a time - Gerund Form:

Having a whale of a time on Friday night is a great way to relieve the stress of the work week.

a whale of a time - Examples:

1)  I had an absolute whale of a time and I couldn't wait to explore the rest of the country.

2)  ... has a whale of a time in the imperial harem.

3)  She went on their concert tour to France last summer and had a whale of a time.

4)  ... if someone gave you 2700 nowadays for a new computer, I'd have a whale of a time, a nice mackintosh would be a good start.

5)  Having a whale of a time: Maria was left in fits of giggles after her make-over at ...

6)  Robbie had a whale of a time with all the other kids and enjoying total freedom from scheduled activities ...

7)  The normally sullen 22-year-old actress seemed to be having a whale of a time as she participated in a drinking game where she had to roll ...

8)  William, Kate and Harry had a whale of a time, waving flags and singing along with gusto.

9)  Fallas festival, where they burn things, let off firecrackers, and have a whale of a time.

10)  ... and they'd had a whale of a time -- they'd really enjoyed themselves.

11)  And the pair seemed to have a whale of a time on their winter sun break.

12)  The three littlest ones were in wet suits and they had a whale of a time, happy and absorbed in their play.

13)  ... far too busy having fun together with lego and DSs (and had had a whale of a time in the morning at LaserQuest) ...

14)  Not only did I feel relaxed, invigorated and was just generally having a whale of a time ...

15)  Up until that point I was having a whale of a time -- voting, chatting with my neighbor, and revelling in the ...

16)  Have a whale of a time making some memories that will last a life time.

17)  You could tell they were having a whale of a time. People were coming from miles away to join the hysterics.

18)  Busy cooking and laughing and having a whale of a time.

19)  We were laughing and joking and having a whale of a time reminiscing some of the things that happened in College.

20)  ... great city and there's so much to do you're sure to have a whale of a time.