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A most enjoyable time.‘they had a high old time at the clambake’
- ‘Undoubtedly we had four days of the highest quality jumps racing, and when the favourites win both the Champion Hurdle and the Cheltenham Gold Cup you would be entitled to conclude that the punters had a high old time of it.’
- ‘They lived in a log cabin in the Rockies and fought Indians and rustlers and generally had what seemed to me a high old time.’
- ‘He was haring about on his bike with stabilisers and having a high old time.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The impetus behind the capital of culture project is to put Cork on the map and to give Cork's populace and visitors a high old time.’
- ‘Barbecues sizzled (either rain or fat), guitars strummed and a high old time was had by all.’
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