have a ball

have a ball

Meaning

  • to have a great time
  • to live luxuriously

Example Sentences

  1. The team had a ball at the corporate event. Rarely are such parties so interesting for the employees.
  2. She knows how to have a ball by herself. She does not need a crowd to be happy.
  3. I promised my sister will have a ball this time on her birthday so I am taking her to the fashion event of the century. She will like it.
  4. I had a ball at the event because all the performers were so enthusiastic and interacted with the crowd.
  5. My uncle knows that his wife cannot have a ball within the salary that he earns so he works extra hard over the weekends to make more bucks.
  6. It was a great weekend - we all had a ball.

Origin

The culture of throwing balls was quite popular in the 1900's by Britishers. They would throw one to get to know each other in the society, show off their wealth or merely to have some fun in the times where entertainment as such, was not given priority in daily lives.

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It refers to a fancy dance as the standard of having a good time.

- Robin August 23, 2020

Being British I have never called myself a Britisher. We are ‘the British’ or you could get away with Britons. But nobody in Britain would call themselves Britishers. Other than that a pretty cool page.

- Jackson Jopling August 8, 2020

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