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English definition of “have a whale of a time”

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have a whale of a time

informal
to enjoy yourself very much: We had a whale of a time on holiday.
Translations of “have a whale of a time”
in Chinese (Traditional) 玩得非常痛快, 過得非常愉快…
in Chinese (Simplified) 玩得非常痛快, 过得非常愉快…
(Definition of have a whale of a time from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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