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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

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

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

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

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

(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
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