high old

high old

Very energetic, enjoyable, and entertaining. Despite being used as a modifier before nouns, this is usually not hyphenated. Families from across the state had a high old time at the annual county fair this weekend. The town has strictly maintained its 16th-century architecture and design, disallowing any new buildings to disrupt the air of preservation; that being said, this is still a high old town, with bustling markets during the day and a vibrant nightlife after the sun goes down.
See also: high, old

high old

(of a time or state) most enjoyable or remarkable. informal
1955 Jean Potts Death of a Stray Cat You probably had a high old time chasing blondes.
See also: high, old
References in classic literature ?
That high old family, the Barnacles, had long been too busy with their great principle to look into the matter; and indeed the matter had nothing to do with their watchfulness in out-generalling all other high old families except the Stiltstalkings.
The bosses are cuttin' loose all along the line for a high old time.
We've had a high old time and murdered no end of people
The tailor shall be set to work, and the barber, and the candlestick maker; high old times are coming for Colebrook, they are coming, to be sure.
THE stars of Britain's Got Talent had a high old time on a private jet after the weekend's show.
In Newcastle, partygoers had a high old Tyne, flooding in to see in the New Year on the quayside.
Quite why you are in a high old state, only you can say?
SIX celebs had a high old time by walking the plank 330FT UP in a terrifying challenge.
Leading prices: Heifers: Limousin PS1060, PS970, PS780 West Moorhouses, PS990 Charlesfield, PS805 Heather House, PS740 Byers Green, PS700 Town Foot Farm, PS700 (x2) Charlesfield, PS690 (x3) Carlatton Farm, Aberdeen Angus PS955, PS910 (x4) PS855, PS765 Lowthian Gill Farm, PS780 Parkside Farm, British Blue PS940 West Moorhouses, PS915 Lowthian Gill Farm, PS785 (x3), PS760 High Old Shield, Charolais PS835 (x4) Edges Green, PS810 Harewalls, Simmental PS760 West Woodburn, Hereford PS700 Beck Farm, Friesian PS520 Brackenthwaite.
Wooden stools surround high old barrel tables in two small rooms, as well as two bar areas.
Nicola Sanderson and Becky Hindley have a high old time as the gleeful "Merry" wives, plotting their revenge against the sad old roue, and Adam Barlow is delightfully deadpan as Falstaff's hanger-on, Nim.
The prime working age population is projected to fall to one of the smallest in Europe as a share of total population in the coming decades, leading to high old age dependency ratios.
Chris and Colin Weir, from Largs, seem to be having a high old time dishing out large wodges of the PS161million they won on the EuroMillions five years ago.
HIGH OLD TIME: Michael O'Neill gets carried away after the win over Greece
Another problem I have with New Year's is the requirement that we don those silly little hats and blow all manner of horns, and otherwise behave as if we're all having a high old time when we'd much rather have been back home in bed two or three hours ago.