a whale of a time

noun phrase

informal
: a great time
We had a whale of a time at the party.

Examples of a whale of a time in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Two sailors had a whale of a time over the weekend—but only in the technical sense. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 16 May 2024 Kaley Cuoco’s daughter, Matilda, is having a whale of a time! Escher Walcott, Peoplemag, 7 Nov. 2023 The primary culprit was Milwaukee pitchers, who had a whale of a time trying to hold runners with any semblance of success. Journal Sentinel, 3 June 2023

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“A whale of a time.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20whale%20of%20a%20time. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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