Idiom – To have a whale of a time
To have a whale of a time – Idiom of the day
To have an exceptionally fun, exciting, or amusing experience.
Around the nineteenth century, an UK newspaper used the phrase ‘whaler of a fib’. From there, novels began using ‘whale on’ to describe characters who are enthusiastic.
- The dog is having a whale of a time playing with the ball.
- We are going to have a whale of a time at the island this weekend.
- The birthday party was amazing. We had a whale of a time there.
- There was a reading of a story book, and I had a whale of a time there.
- I had a whale of time in Spain.
- It was a whale of a time when I went to Disney world last year.
Zena: Hey! How did you like the party?
Harry: It was amazing. I had a whale of a time!
Kiera: What did you think about the dinner last night?
Jinny: I don’t know, I didn’t have a whale of a time. Did you?