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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.
See also: both, of, world

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.
See also: enjoy, meal
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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In this article, I suggest it may be useful to look at folk dance revival communities as "enjoyers," "preservers," "presenters," "creators," and/or "all-stars." This article is not primarily an ethnography, although I make use of several decades of experience observing diverse folk dance groups in Canada and abroad.
It has two aspects: freedom from the sense of the phenomenal ego-consciousness (ahamkara), which claims the ego to be the ultimate subject of all actions; and freedom from the passion of the ego to cling to the fruits of actions, as if the ego is the sole enjoyer of all the actions (mamakara).
To cite but one example, jivatah purusasya kartrtvabhokrtvasukhaduhkhadilaksanas cittadharmah klesarupatvad bandho bhavati is translated with an impossible syntax: "bondage exists for a living being since the nature of affliction [is] having mental notions consisting of joy and sorrow, being enjoyer and doer, and so on" (p.
Sixtyone per cent define themselves as a `sun enjoyer' and a further 10pc say they are `sun worshippers'.''
Nyaya, a discipline that accepts God as creator of the world and accepts individual souls as both agents of their actions and enjoyers of results, considers the conscious subject possessed of effort (krti), denoted by the nominative in an active construction, to be primary in verbal cognition.
Scientists who counter such establishments might, for example, wish to violate the norm that suggests that enjoyers of immoral pleasures must suffer, and work on perfecting an alcohol-like substance which does not interfere with coordination or produce hangovers.
Which prompts us to wonder if we enjoyers of Borowski's writing would be considered more or less guilty by an Augustine for weeping at these characters' plight.
It also told me that six Indians who joined the IS have already become "martyrs" or enjoyers of unending carnal pleasures.
It's not only local fine diners and enjoyers of cocktails who will feel the benefits of Bayley Lane.
Specifically, as citizens in the course of participation begin to see themselves less as consumers and more as "enjoyers of the exertion and development of their own capacities," they are expected to support democratic action to reduce social and economic inequalities.
accomplished bodies, sensuous and swift, of summer scents enjoyers, and of winters the permanent spirits, watchful, unappeased: of summer hills a speaking radiance, the body's language, excellent and pure, discoursing love, free as the wandering wind: of scentless winters the philosophers, vigilant always like a tiptoe mind on peaks of sorrow, brave and scrutinous ...
As in the Mulasarvastivada version, nuns who master deviant forms of knowledge are criticized by laypeople who accuse them of behaving like ordinary enjoyers of worldly pleasures.
The leaflet asks the dune enjoyers not to pull wild plants by root, at any circumstances, rather they should help them proliferate further.
When sexual love draws down its enjoyers into a singular focus on themselves, Greene seems to be suggesting, it creates a realm increasingly sealed off from awe, desire, and, indeed, human society.
Roy rightly concludes that, in the modern global context, it is from within the relationship between artists and enjoyers of their art that we find the clues to establish and determine authenticity.