Definition of Have a ball

1. Verb. Enjoy oneself greatly. "We had a ball at the party and didn't come home until 2 AM"

Exact synonyms: Have A Good Time
Generic synonyms: Delight, Enjoy, Revel

Definition of Have a ball

1. Verb. (idiomatic) To enjoy thoroughly; to have lots of fun or excitement. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Have A Ball

have-a-go hero
have I got news for you
have Van Gogh's ear for music
have a ball (current term)
have a bath
have a bone in one's leg
have a bone to pick
have a break
have a bun in the oven
have a clue
have a couple
have a cow
have a crack at
have a crow to pull
have a dog in this fight
have a few
have a fit
have a frog in one's throat

Literary usage of Have a ball

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1. Public School Methods (1921)
"Then write the statement, / have a ball on the board, telling the pupils that is what each child said. Call on different pupils to read the whole sentence, ..."

2. Ainsworth's Magazine: A Miscellany of Romance, General Literature, & Art by William Harrison Ainsworth, George Cruikshank, Hablot Knight Browne (1844)
"... have a ball." This proposition of Kate's met with great applause, and the young ladies had immediate recourse to their pockets, in order to see what ..."

3. The British Drama: Comprehending the Best Plays in the English Language (1804)
"For my mistress designs to have a ball and entertainment here, to-night, before the marriage; and that's my business with your master. Kitty. ..."

4. Godey's Magazine by Louis Antoine Godey, Sarah Josepha Buell Hale (1852)
""WE are going to have a ball here next week," said Virginia Percy to me, a few days after my arrival at Loudon. "A ball !" repeated I, my heart filled with ..."

5. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"... for an evergreen 15 feet high, except red cedar which can have a ball 3 feet; a ball of earth 12 feet in diameter is needed for a pine 35 feet high. ..."

6. Riverside Primer and Reader (1893)
"I have a ball. I have a bat. I have a bat and a hat. I have a ball and a flag. I have a bat and a ball. I have a flag and a hat. ..."

7. A Manual of Petrol Motors and Motor Cars: Comprising the Designing by F. Strickland (1907)
"218 and 220 the thrust is self-contained when the clutch is in gear, but it is as well to have a ball thrust to take the thrust there is between the crank ..."

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