Trying to find other phrases like "Having a grand old time" for an ending to our wedding invitation. Thanks so much for your help!


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    @Joe Blow: You probably meant "pigs in clover". "Pig in a poke" is something you bought that turns out to be a dud. Commented Apr 2, 2014 at 11:51
  • Terp - thanks!! That's so weird, I meant to just type happy as larry". I've been sitting around happy as an unwashed programmer today, so I probably had in mind a pig in his sty, or some such :)
    – Fattie
    Commented Apr 2, 2014 at 12:33

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Some terms you could use for this are:

  • Celebration
  • Having a blast
  • Festivities
  • Merriment

It'll be beer and skittles for everyone.

a situation of agreeable ease


My impression is that grand was replaced by great in standard American English at some point. Heard it used in the radio drama "Gold-digger" 1947 recently. It must have been very common during World War II. Does anyone know more about this?

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    – user140086
    Commented Nov 16, 2015 at 16:16

Other possible phrases:

  • Having a whale of a time
  • Partying like it's 1999
  • Whooping it up
  • Eating, drinking, and being merry

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