have a ball


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have a ball

To have a very enjoyable time. The kids really had a ball at the birthday party—they won't stop talking about it!
See also: ball, have
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

have a ball

to have an exciting time. I plan to have a ball while I'm on vacation. Come on, everybody! Let's have a ball!
See also: ball, have
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

have a ball

Enjoy oneself enormously, as in It was a great trip-I had a ball. This idiom uses the noun ball in the sense of "a gala dance." [Slang; 1920s]
See also: ball, have
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

have a ball

INFORMAL
COMMON If you have a ball, you enjoy yourself very much. I thought I'd be travelling the world by now, having a ball. I've enjoyed every minute of politics. I've had a ball. Note: In this expression, a `ball' is a formal dance.
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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

have a ball

enjoy yourself greatly; have fun. informal
See also: ball, have
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

have (yourself) a ˈball

(informal, especially American English) enjoy yourself very much: When these exams are finally over, we’re going to have a ball.
See also: ball, have
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

have a ball

tv. to have an exciting time. (see also ball.) Come on, everybody! Let’s have a ball!
See also: ball, have
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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