I had a lovely time

I/we had a lovely time

1. An expression of gratitude said to someone when leaving some social occasion they hosted. We had a lovely time, guys. What a fantastic party! That was a delicious dinner, and you make for wonderful company. I had a lovely time all around.
2. An expression of gratitude said to someone after spending time with them, as on a date. I've had a lovely time, Jenny. I'd really like to see you again sometime.
See also: lovely, time, we
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I had a lovely time.

 and We had a lovely time.
a polite expression of thanks to the host or hostess. Fred: Good-bye. I had a lovely time. Bill: Nice to have you. Do come again. Jane: We had a lovely time. Mary: Thank you and thanks for coming.
See also: lovely, time
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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