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high jinks

Excited, uninhibited, often boisterous or silly behavior. The boss started cracking down on the high jinks that were always going on in the office. I had a great group of friends growing up. We'd get up to all kinds of high jinks when we got together.
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high jinks

Playful or rowdy activity, often involving mischievous pranks. For example, All sorts of high jinks go on at summer camp after "lights out." About 1700 this term denoted a gambling game accompanied by much drinking, but by the mid-1800s it acquired its present meaning.
See also: high

ˌhigh ˈjinks

(old-fashioned, informal) a lot of fun and amusement: They got up to all sorts of high jinks on the trip.This refers to a particular game that was played at drinking parties.
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Who will put a stop to the courtroom highjinks that so often make a mockery of justice and dishonor those who gave their lives to preserve what they believed was a nation of laws where the benefits of due process belonged to each and every one, not only in this country but throughout the world so much in need of the light our combined wisdom can yet shine into the darkness and degradation, where poverty and hopelessness drive the engine of brutality and crime in our streets?
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Carnival of 1518, beyond the usual entertainment (in Treviso the youthful governor sponsored a joust by the company of condottiero Mercurio Bua and the staging of Plautus's Amphitrion) and highjinks (in Venice a masker running along the rooftop of the Procuratie fell to his death), witnessed a patrician murder.
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(4) Shakespeare seems to get by with all kinds of comic highjinks in his histories without any critic applying the term 'bogus' to his plays.
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HIGHJINKS: Marc Fitzpatrick, left, and Freddie Daquin
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