on/as a lark

idiom

US, informal
: just as a way to have fun
She entered the race on/as a lark.

Examples of on/as a lark in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The biggest factor, the one that made all the others possible, started as a lark. Carolyn Hax, Washington Post, 4 Jan. 2023 In scenes like this one—wherein Whitfield plays wingwoman to a newly single Jenna Lyons on a lark to the city’s most iconic lesbian bar—the franchise reverts to the unfettered silliness of its early seasons. Hanna Lustig, Glamour, 14 Feb. 2024 Bass arrived in Lake Powell in 1982, courtesy of a hatchery manager who, on a lark, dumped 500 spare smallmouth into the reservoir. WIRED, 4 Nov. 2023 What started as a lark 13 months ago is now his life’s work. M.t. Richards, Rolling Stone, 25 Aug. 2023 As a student, Anand Giridharadas asked V.S. Naipaul to dinner on a lark — and, when Naipaul accepted, carried him up three flights of stairs to his apartment. New York Times, 13 Oct. 2022 What started as a lark in the early days of podcasting has turned into a refuge for the trio’s creativity, friendship and even a way for the hosts to pay the bills. William Earl, Variety, 14 July 2023 Sweet invented his free throw shooting method on a lark. Mike Hutton, Chicago Tribune, 14 July 2023 It’s birthed a whole new side of the entertainment and marketing business People often dismiss social media content creation as a lark rather than a real job. Aj Willingham, CNN, 2 Apr. 2023

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“On/as a lark.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%2Fas%20a%20lark. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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