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high jinks

excited and often silly behaviour when people are enjoying themselves They were dancing on the tables and getting up to all sorts of high jinks.
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high jinks

Playful or rowdy activity, often involving mischievous pranks. For example, All sorts of high jinks go on at summer camp after "lights out." About 1700 this term denoted a gambling game accompanied by much drinking, but by the mid-1800s it acquired its present meaning.
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Mr Jinks won this year's award for his part in expanding the company's West Midland business and the successful merger with Jordan, Emmett and Partners.
Jinks got out of the vehicle saying he was going to get his mobile phone, but Miss Cooke then heard a "popping" sound and saw the defendant walking towards her with a pistol and shooting steel ball bearing pellets towards the car.
The Buzz has learned that the classic Rock Hudson-Doris Day romp Lover Come Back is being remade by Universal as False Advertising, while over at Fox, out Oscar-winning producers Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen (American Beauty) will be paying homage to the duo with the April release of Down With Love.
We wanted to produce the smartest, most interesting character-driven films we could within the studio system," says Jinks, 36, about why Ball's original screenplay for American Beauty fulfilled the partners' mission.
Ten minutes later, after absorbing a lot of Cumbria pressure, North went further ahead when Simpson broke down the blindside of a scrum to put Jinks into space.
presents Low Jinks at the CBSO Centre on Saturday, 7.
Jinks agreed to remain on the Board until a new CEO was appointed.
Spectrum is expanding in new areas and directions that can only mean positive growth for this company," says Jinks.
Avalon Buck, bought out of the Irish point field, was completing a hat-trick, to the delight of joint owners David Jinks and Brian Dice.
According to scholar Lillian Schlissel (editor of Three Plays by Mae West), the primary reason West was slapped with an "obscenity charge" for Sex was not the play's hetero high jinks but the homo romp she planned as her next show.
Mr Jinks said at that point he noticed a car coming towards them and immediately feared the worse.
VALENCIA - Conditions at Santa Clarita's jail will be downright frightening Sunday as ghouls take over the cells and welcome visitors for Halloween high jinks.
We will run Jungle Jinks if we are happy with the ground," said Moore.
The focus is on the Company where Kin Arad (aided by memory surgery and 120 years of life experience) is a supervisor who understands high jinks.