a whale of a time

Definition of a whale of a time

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

Word by Word Definitions

whale play
  1. : any of various very large, aquatic, marine mammals (order Cetacea) that have a torpedo-shaped body with a thick layer of blubber, paddle-shaped forelimbs but no hind limbs, a horizontally flattened tail, and nostrils that open externally at the top of the head

  2. : one that is impressive especially in size

  1. : to engage in whale fishing

  1. : lash, thrash

  2. : to strike or hit vigorously

  3. : to defeat soundly

time play
  1. : the measured or measurable period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues : duration

  2. : a nonspatial continuum that is measured in terms of events which succeed one another from past through present to future

  3. : leisure

  1. : to arrange or set the time of : schedule

  2. : to regulate (a watch) to keep correct time

  3. : to set the tempo, speed, or duration of

  1. : of or relating to time

  2. : recording time

  3. : timed to ignite or explode at a specific moment


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