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Having a wonderful time. Wish you were here.

A clichéd message typically written on postcards or similar correspondence by someone who is on vacation. All she wrote on her latest postcard was, "Having a wonderful time; wish you were here!" So I guess her trip is going well.
See also: Have, wish, wonderful

put on a good/poor/etc. show

To attempt, do, or perform something with a particular level of quality (specified before "show"). Every year, the city carolers put on a wonderful show in front of city hall. Though they were heavily favored to win, the team put on a pretty poor show.
See also: good, on, poor, put, show

thank you for a (some kind of) evening

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

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 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

thanks for a (some kind of) evening

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

thanks 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." Thanks for a super time, guys. What a fantastic party! That was a delicious dinner, and you make for wonderful company. Thanks for a lovely time all around.
2. An expression of gratitude said to someone after spending time with them, as on a date. Thanks for a wonderful time, Jenny. I'd really like to see you again sometime.
See also: kind, thanks, time

weird and wonderful

1. adjective Having an unusual or strange appearance or design, but ingenious, attractive, or desirable nonetheless. The festival celebrates the weird and wonderful car designs not seen by many in the mainstream market.
2. noun That which has such a strange likability. I love this shop—they seem to specialize in the weird and wonderful.
See also: and, weird, wonderful

(I'm) having a wonderful time; wish you were here.

Cliché a catchphrase that is thought to be written onto postcards by people who are away on vacation. John wrote on all his cards, "Having a wonderful time; wish you were here." And he really meant it too. "I'm having a wonderful time; wish you were here," said Tom, speaking on the phone to Mary, suddenly feeling very insincere.
See also: have, here, wish, wonderful

put on a good, poor, wonderful, etc. show

make a good, poor, etc. attempt at doing something, especially in spite of difficulties: Considering that the children had no help, they put on a marvellous show.
See also: on, put, show

weird and wonderful

clever and attractive, but unusual or strange: People were wearing all sorts of weird and wonderful clothes.
See also: and, weird, wonderful
References in classic literature ?
As he investigated the subject-- and he always had an extraordinary faculty of becoming absolutely absorbed for the moment in whatever he took up--he was almost saddened by the reflection of the ruin that time brought on beautiful and wonderful things.
For weeks he would not go there, would forget the hideous painted thing, and get back his light heart, his wonderful joyousness, his passionate absorption in mere existence.
Of such insolences and attempted slights he, of course, took no notice, and in the opinion of most people his frank debonair manner, his charming boyish smile, and the infinite grace of that wonderful youth that seemed never to leave him, were in themselves a sufficient answer to the calumnies, for so they termed them, that were circulated about him.
The carnations of the painting had withered, but the eyes were still wonderful in their depth and brilliancy of colour.
The hero of the wonderful novel that had so influenced his life had himself known this curious fancy.
It seemed she had never lived such a wonderful day.
So the Magician leaned over and shook from the bottle some grains of the wonderful Powder, and they fell directly on the Patchwork Girl's head and arms.
On Wednesday, the Wonderful Indonesia Team, headed by its director for marketing Ricky Fauzi, held an activity at the SM City Clark here regaling mall goers as well as the public with an immersion in Indonesian culture, particularly its traditional dances and its dancers wearing carnival costumes.
Offering a mix of wonderful character with contemporary living, this home is truly unique with an upside down living accommodation.
Summary: Leeds [UK], May 11 (ANI): This season has been a year full of wonderful moments, wonderful moments altogether, and looking forward to games, says Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.
A Turkish region with wonderful and strange naturally-formed rocks
Visit the Elmhurst History Museum booth for an "It's a Wonderful Life" photo op.
To enliven Asian Games 2018 in August, the Tourism Ministry has organized a 'Wonderful People' quiz with the prize of meeting the public figure/ influencer with the fans in a fine dinning on Saturday night (7/21) at Artotel Hotel, Jakarta.
The international music festival "Zhara-2018" is a wonderful undertaking, the Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov told reporters during the passage on the red carpet at the "Zhara-2018" festival, that is taking place in Baku.
It has wonderful views across Queensberry and the Lowther Hills and the garden consists of a mixture of shrubs, a walled vegetable garden, an orchard and a wonderful sheltered courtyard garden around the house and duck ponds.