the time of (one's) life

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the time of (one's) life

An extremely fun, exciting, or enjoyable time (doing something). I traveled to France for the first time last summer, and I had the time of my life! A: "Did the kids enjoy the circus?" B: "Oh, they had the time of their lives!"
See also: life, of, time
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time of one's life

An extremely pleasurable experience; see under of one's life.
See also: life, of, time
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the time of your life

a period or occasion of exceptional enjoyment.
See also: life, of, time
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time of (one's) life

A highly pleasurable experience: We had the time of our lives at the beach.
See also: life, of, time
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

the time of one's life

An occasion of outstanding enjoyment. This term, a colloquial Americanism of the late nineteenth century, gained currency throughout the English-speaking world in the twentieth century. William Saroyan used it as the title of his 1939 play, The Time of Your Life.
See also: life, of, time
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