have\ a\ time

have\ a\ time
v. phr. informal
1. To have trouble; have a hard time.

Poor Susan had a time trying to get the children to go to bed.

John had a time passing his math course.

2. To have a good time; to have fun. - Used with a reflexive pronoun.

Bob had himself a time going to every night club in town.

Mary had herself a time dancing at the party.

Syn.: have a ball

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

Игры ⚽ Нужна курсовая?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • have the time — verb a) To be available, to have nothing more important to do. Ill finish my book when I have the time. b) To know the current time, or be able to consult a device which does. I cant do it yet, I dont have the time …   Wiktionary

  • have the time of one's life — See: TIME OF ONE S LIFE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • have the time of one's life — See: TIME OF ONE S LIFE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • have money/time to play with — have money/time, etc. to play with ► to have money, time, etc. available to use: »Swelling tax receipts have given the government more money to play with over the last two years. Main Entry: ↑play …   Financial and business terms

  • have money/time, etc. to play with — ► to have money, time, etc. available to use: »Swelling tax receipts have given the government more money to play with over the last two years. Main Entry: ↑play …   Financial and business terms

  • have a time — {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To have trouble; have a hard time. * /Poor Susan had a time trying to get the children to go to bed./ * /John had a time passing his math course./ 2. To have a good time; to have fun. Used with a reflexive pronoun. * /Bob …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • have a time — {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To have trouble; have a hard time. * /Poor Susan had a time trying to get the children to go to bed./ * /John had a time passing his math course./ 2. To have a good time; to have fun. Used with a reflexive pronoun. * /Bob …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Why I Will Never Ever Ever Ever Have Enough Time to Read This Book — is a 2000 children s picture book by Remy Charlip.PlotA busy girl tries to find time to read, but something always stops her. By nightfall, she hasn t managed to read her book.ReceptionA Book Links review says, The meta part is that we are… …   Wikipedia

  • Creative artists who have served time in prison — This page catalogs persons who are primarily known as creative artists musicians, visual artists, writers who have served time in prison. Musicians * Gene Ammons * Don Baker * James Booker * James Brown * Bertrand Cantat * Phil Driscoll * Steve… …   Wikipedia

  • have the time of one's life — verb a) To enjoy oneself more than ever before. b) To enjoy oneself immensely …   Wiktionary

  • Time — Time, n.; pl. {Times}. [OE. time, AS. t[=i]ma, akin to t[=i]d time, and to Icel. t[=i]mi, Dan. time an hour, Sw. timme. [root]58. See {Tide}, n.] 1. Duration, considered independently of any system of measurement or any employment of terms which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”