have a whale of a (good) time

have a whale of a (good) time

To have an exceptionally fun, exciting, or amusing experience. Gee, Samantha, I sure had a whale of a time at the dance with you last night. We should go out again sometime! Come out to our party this weekend, you're sure to have a whale of a good time!
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have a whale of a time

Fig. to have an exciting or fun time; to have a big time. (Whale is a way of saying big.) We had a whale of a time at Sally's birthday party. Enjoy your vacation! I hope you have a whale of a time.
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have a whale of a time

INFORMAL
If you have a whale of a time, you enjoy yourself a lot. I had a whale of a time in London. Kids of all ages will have a whale of a time at the water park.
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have a ˈwhale of a time

(informal) enjoy yourself very much; have a very good time: The children had a whale of a time at the beach and didn’t want to go home.
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have a whale of a time

tv. to have an exciting time; to have a big time. We had a whale of a time at your party.
See also: have, of, time, whale