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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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