Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “have a rare old time”

have a rare old time

mainly UK old-fashioned to enjoy yourself very much: We went on a tour of the city's bars and had a rare old time.Taking pleasure in something UK old-fashioned to have difficulty: We had a rare old time trying to get tickets.Complicated and difficult to doDifficult to understand
(Definition of have a rare old time from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Complicated and difficult to do, but you might be interested in these topics from the Easy and difficult topic area:

Translations of “have a rare old time”

Word of the Day

friendship

a situation in which two people are friends

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More