“Bro, last night’s party da bomb!“
“We are going to paint the town red this weekend!“
“I had the time of my life backpacking Europe.“
These are just a few of the idioms to say that one is having a good time.
Let’s take a look at a few more.
14 Idioms For Having A Good Time
To Have A Blast
When a person wants to express that they are having a really good time, they might say that they are having a blast. It means to do something fun or exciting. You can also refer to an event as a blast.
“How was the party? Did you have a good time? Oh yeah, we danced all night. I had a blast.”
To Have A Whale Of A Good Time
If you hear someone say that they had a whale of a good time, they aren’t talking about the animal, but rather they are saying that they had a fun, amazing experience. A whale is one of the largest mammals on earth, we use it in this idiom to express how great of a time we had or how impressive the event.
“How was the wedding reception? Oh, we had a whale of a good time. The food was great. The music was awesome. My feet are killing me from dancing all night long.”
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To Be More Fun Than A Barrel Of Monkeys
This idiom comes from a toy that was popular in the last 18th century. It was a small barrel of plastic monkeys. To be more fun than a barrel of monkeys can be used to describe an event that was fun, and enjoyable. It can also be used to describe a person as fun or enjoyable to be around.
“I wish you were at the game last night. We had so much fun. It was more fun than a barrel of monkeys.”
To Paint The Town Red
To paint the town red means to go downtown and have a good time. It usually refers to going to bars or restaurants. Usually, drinking alcohol and dancing are involved.
“Hey Tom, do you have any fun plans for the weekend? Well, we had such a successful work week that we plan to go out and paint the town red this weekend!”
To Live It Up
We say that someone is living it up to describe someone that is enjoying themselves. They are having an exciting time. It could also mean spending a lot of money on oneself in order to have a good time. It usually refers to someone that generally doesn’t spend a lot of money on themselves.
“Live it up in Italy. You are going to love it.“
“Ever since he moved abroad, he really has been living it up.”
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To Have The Time Of One’s Life
To have the time of one’s life simply means to have a really good time. A very enjoyable experience.
“I had the time of my life backpacking Europe. I would recommend that experience to everyone.”
Kick Up One’s Heels
To kick up one’s heels gives us the mental picture of someone coming home from work, laying down on the couch with their feet elevated. It means to relax, but it can also mean to enjoy oneself. To have a pleasurable experience.
“This summer James plans to kick up his heels and do some traveling around the country.”
To Be Off The Charts
Something that was better than it was expected to be, can be described as being off the charts. With that being said, it doesn’t directly mean that one has had a good time, but you can use it to describe an enjoyable experience such as the examples below.
“How was the party? It was off the charts. I had such a great time.”
“The graduation party was off the charts. Much better than I expected it to be. The best part was that they had a live band.”
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To Be The Bomb / Da Bomb
To describe something as the bomb (da bomb) means that it was very entertaining. It was fun. It was an amazing experience.
“How was the party? Bro, it was da bomb! I loved every moment.”
A Crowd Pleaser
A crowd pleaser is literally something that makes a lot of people happy. However, it can also be used to describe an event that makes attendees happy.
“That song was definitely a crowd pleaser. It got everyone out on the dance floor.”
To Get A Charge Out Of Something, To Get A Kick Out Of Something, To Get A Bang Out Of Something, To Get A Buzz Out Of Something
Getting a sense of enjoyment or pleasure from something can be expressed by getting a charge out of something. It means that thing brings you joy.
“How was the show? I really enjoyed it. I always get a charge out of his shows. He is so entertaining to watch.”
Time Flies When You Are Having Fun
Times flies when you are having fun is a popular proverb to describe that one is enjoying themselves so much that time has gone by quickly. Usually to the point that one doesn’t notice how quickly the time has passed.
“I can’t believe it is 10:00 already. Well, I guess time flies when you are having fun.”
To Be Kicking / Kickin’
Kickin’ is slang for something that is very entertaining. It is enjoyable.
“This party is kickin’.
To Be Off The Hook
When a person refers to something as being off the hook, they are saying that it was very enjoyable, or that they had a good time.
“Dude you need to listen to this new song, it is off the hook.”
There you have it! 14 idioms for having a good time. Which one was your favorite? Please share your thoughts in the section below.
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