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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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Similarly, the Marler-Haskell spat could have been prevented from developing by keeping the pair apart after the first handbagging outbreak, after which a calmer ref would have picked up Marler's water bottle highjinks by way of a deep breath and reference to the TMO.
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.
HIGHJINKS Kate (Tina Fey, right) tries to get her more sensible sister Maura (Amy Poehler) to embrace her inner party animal
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.
And it's ooh-ah me hearties as you get up to swashbuckling highjinks on the high seas in Pirate Plank (pounds 9.
None of these postmodern highjinks were evident in the work of the Choi Kyung Shil dance company, who took to the BIPOD stage Saturday.
But most of the crew's highjinks took place back on shore.
Miss Highjinks, trained by Eoghan O'Neill, pressed the front-running Red Kiss but was in trouble early in the straight, eventually finishing 14th of 16.
The highjinks to which most of the novels allude--his receiving the captain of the German cruiser Emden in pajamas so loud that he resembled "an explosion in a paint factory," his urinating on another patron in the bathroom of a Long Island nightclub (and the subsequent brawl), his panegyrics on the healthful virtues of potlikker--all seem more the antics of Sut Lovingood than of Schickelgruber.
The conclusion is left open-ended, leaving readers guessing as to what new highjinks may lie ahead for these zany farm characters.
Pic blends comic highjinks with crime caper elements: Lorena is a brief but smashing success as Miss Puerto Rico (to help the women take advantage of a complimentary suite at an upscale hotel until the real beauty queen arrives), the girls have a run-in with the thugs (Freddy Rodriguez and D.
The story also included a sound bite from a poet who called the protest "juvenile highjinks.
But the highjinks turn more serious as the teenagers became intoxicated with the sense of power the gun gave them.
Slim's highjinks and stories notwithstanding, there are certainly grim economies of death and dying in the black-South world of Brown's poetry, "nachal men" who buck dance on midnight air at the end of the lynch rope; children and family killed by disease, starvation, floods; murder victims of jealous lovers gone berserk.
2) Some of the artists associated with Charles Saatchi and the Sensation exhibit clearly belong to the Onanist school as well, though compared with Barney theirs is a simple-minded, primitive Onanism that has scarcely progressed beyond adolescent Dadaist highjinks.