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best of both worlds

The most ideal or desirable attributes of two different things, situations, or circumstances. We hope that by forming a bipartisan committee we will be able form a body that represents the best of both worlds. I believe that living at college gives you the best of both worlds: a place where both study and social life can thrive.
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enjoy (oneself)

To have fun. We really enjoyed ourselves at your party last weekend—the band was great!
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enjoy a long run

In theater, to be continuously performed over a long period of time, as of a specific play. Chicago has certainly enjoyed a long run—it's one of the longest-running shows in Broadway history.
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enjoy your meal

An expression said by a server upon serving food in a restaurant. Here's the pasta for you, and the salmon for you, sir. Enjoy your meal.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

*best of both worlds

a situation wherein one can enjoy two different opportunities. (*Typically: enjoy ~; have ~; live in ~.) When Don was a fellow at the university, he had the privileges of a professor and the freedom of a student. He had the best of both worlds. Donna hated to have to choose between retirement and continuing working. She wanted to do both so she could live in the best of both worlds.
See also: both, of, world

Enjoy your meal,

an expression used by food servers after the food has been served. The waiter set the plates on the table, smiled, and said, "Enjoy your meal." Waiter: Here's your dinner. Jane: Oh, this lobster looks lovely! Tom: My steak looks just perfect. Waiter: Enjoy your meal.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

enjoy oneself

To have a pleasurable or satisfactory time.
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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.
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Participants will learn enjoyably about the tests used to select astronauts, about the food, clothing and living situations in space, and about the moon.
The combat is simple, rarely advancing beyond buttontapping tactics, but, though the fixed viewpoint can result in you getting snagged by hidden scenery or losing sight of attackers, Fimbul is a snappy and enjoyably challenging battler.
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THIS enjoyably edgy comicbook action comedy sees Aaron Johnson cast as an American teenager who becomes a real life superhero.
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Some of them thus can be enjoyably spent reading Bill Kauffman's lively, literate, and thought-provoking ramble through the woodland paths and flower-strewn dales of the Old Republic, honoring its heroes and heroines, celebrating their commitment to place and community, and inspiring us to think bravely about recovering its best features in a time of soul-crushing bigness, cultural degradation, and mortal challenge from implacable enemies.
I watched her show and I have to report that it was awful, but quite enjoyably so.
The concert opened enjoyably with White Man Sleeps, a quartet by Kevin Volans that draws on African rhythmic and melodic ideas.
Two young soloists also impressed: Alice Billen, in a glowingly poised account of Britten's desperately gloomy Elegy for Solo Viola; and trimly confident trombonist Jonathan Bird, in part of a Concertino by Ferdinand David which, considering its dubious musical merits -a bit like substandard Schumann -was enjoyably short.
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Identical costumes and imaginatively evolving formations keep the eye enjoyably busy and involved.