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[attributive] Used for emphasis:‘a high old time of it we all had’
- ‘He fidgets around the sofa, crossing his arms, chewing his lip and wearing a curious smirk that could either mean he's having a high old time or that he's never hated an interview more.’
- ‘Seventy three years ago today, the good folk of Bishopthorpe would have been getting themselves into a high old state.’
- ‘Having wound ourselves up into a high old state, this is just what we need.’
- ‘Despite too much warm white wine, not enough sleep and the traditional conference 'flu, most people in Bournemouth are having a high old time.’
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