have a ball



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have a ball

  1. (idiomatic) To enjoy oneself thoroughly; to have lots of fun or excitement.
    The kids had a ball playing in the fountain.
    • 1973, Slade - Merry Xmas Everybody
      Are you hanging up a stocking on your wall?
      It's the time that every Santa has a ball
      Does he ride a red-nosed reindeer?
      Does a ton up on his sleigh
      Do the fairies keep him sober for a day?
    • 1976, ABBA - Money
      In my dreams I have a plan
      If I got me a wealthy man
      I wouldn't have to work at all, I'd fool around and have a ball
    • 1998, Baha Men - Who Let the Dogs Out?
      When the party was nice, the party was jumpin' (Hey, Yippie, Yi, Yo)
      And everybody havin' a ball (Hah, ho, Yippie Yi Yo)
    • 2002, H.H. Fuller, It's a Wrap, Writers Club Press, page 72.
      “Well, after they retired down here, they must have had a ball ordering anything and everything.”
    • 2006, Chrigel Glanzmann, "Your Gaulish War", Eluveitie,, Spirit.
      I hope you had a ball in effacing lives!
    • 2011, Rebecca Black featuring Patrice Wilson, Friday
      Yesterday was Thursday, Thursday
      Today i-is Friday, Friday
      We-we-we so excited
      We so excited
      We gonna have a ball today.


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