rare old time

rare old time

old-fashioned An exceptionally pleasant, enjoyable, and amusing time. We always have a rare old time when the Smiths come over for a dinner party. We must do it again soon. You should come to the party on Saturday—it's sure to be a rare old time!
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rare old time

n. a fine and enjoyable time at a party or something similar. (Folksy.) That was a rare old time at Tom’s the other night.
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'' My old mate Pasty Face had a rare old time on his recent Aussie jaunt!
But staff needn't have worried because Bernard was having a rare old time - a sing-song on the ferry and making friends with other veterans.
IT HAS been tough going on some of the coarse fishing waters in the region but anglers fishing for trout at Packington Somers have generally been having a rare old time of things, with a rod average of nearly four fish per angler over the last week.
Lowe had a lot with which to contend during the expedition--the drudgery, the exhaustion and some unhappy run-ins with the morning-after effects of sleeping pills--but he also had a rare old time: the sheer joy he derived from the mountaineering challenges permeates these pages.
And all of them were having a rare old time, indicative of Mr Murs' universal appeal.
"They went tearing about and had themselves a rare old time.
The Dogs were first unleashed three years ago, a few months after The Oddsods disbanded, with each member claiming withdrawal symptoms from playing their celebrated "music for a rare old time".
Politicians and pundits have been turning up on every channel, at all times of the day, and it's quite clear that they're having a rare old time to themselves.
We all laughed like drains and had a rare old time.
The Treasury Select committee is set to have a rare old time with the life companies' "inherited estates".
"He came over a few years ago in 1999 to our 45th-year School reunion party at Pontardawe and we all had a rare old time reminiscing those days we had together in the '50s."
The Dubliners will be calling the tune at Bangor next season as new boss David Chisholm plans a rare old time!
Felix had a rare old time sauntering about Glasgow and Edinburgh, probably poking in for a night out in Fat Sam's in Dundee and having a swally at Johnny Foxes in Inverness.
Am I too late to go to Oxford and have a rare old time?