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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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We are having a great deal of success with that," Jinks said.
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Professors Ryan Goodman and Derek Jinks have authored an important paper and have begun an important project: how the process of internalization of international law into national behavior transpires through the process of "socialization.
Though fleshed out with attention to history and culture, the marrow of these delightfully unstructured tales is formed by the curious peccadilloes and sexual high jinks of Ebensten's tour guests.
And the only time they breached the Huddersfield line, through fly half Matthew Jinks in the 75th minute, was when scrum half Ben Thornton was in the sin bin.
Kraft Foods has promoted Chris Jinks to UK customer marketing director to promote brands such as Bird's Custard and Suchard chocolate.
IN 1999 the unlikely fashion figure Wales and Pontypridd rugby star Neil Jenkins unveiled his own range of leisure wear carrying the Jinks label.
The opening allegro crackled with masculine high jinks.
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Creating a virtual learning system adds another arm to the Oklahoma Career and Technology Education system, says David Jinks, OCTE's educational technology resources coordinator.