Meaning of “have a rare old time” in the English Dictionary

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"have a rare old time" in British English

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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.

UK old-fashioned to have difficulty:

We had a rare old time trying to get tickets.

(Definition of “have a rare old time” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)