thank you for a (some kind of) time

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thank you for a (some kind of) time

1. An expression of gratitude said to someone when leaving some social occasion they hosted. Words like "lovely," "nice," "wonderful," etc., are used before "time." Thank you for a super time, guys. What a fantastic party! That was a delicious dinner, and you make for wonderful company. Thank you for a lovely time all around.
2. An expression of gratitude said to someone after spending an time with them, as on a date. Thank you for a wonderful time, Jenny. I'd really like to see you again sometime.
See also: kind, thank, time

thank you for a lovely time

an expression said by a departing guest to the host or hostess. (Other adjectives, such as nice, can be used in place of lovely.) Bill: Thank you for a nice time. Mary: Thank you so much for coming. Bye now. John: Thank you so much for coming. Jane: Well, thank you for a lovely time. John: Don't stay away so long next time.
See also: lovely, thank, time