like fun

like fun

Not really, certainly not. For example, She said she'd been skiing for years-like fun she had! or Do I want to eat raw oysters-like fun I do. This expression originated in the early 1800s with a quite different meaning, "energetically" or "vigorously," a sense now obsolete. Its present sense dates from the 1900s. Also see for fun.
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like fun

1 vigorously or quickly. dated British 2 an ironic exclamation of contradiction or disbelief in response to a statement. dated, chiefly North American
See also: fun, like
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A free vacation to France to do what you love the most seems like fun and games, but these three take it seriously.
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