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high jinks

noun [U] (also hijinks)  /ˈhɑɪ·dʒɪŋks/ dated us  
energetic behavior in which people do amusing or entertaining things or sometimes behave slightly badly: The dancers let loose with some fancy footwork and high jinks.
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