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English Idioms

“Have a ball”

Have a Ball


  • Have a great time

Frequency of Use: Medium to High

Sample Sentences

  1. We had a ball at the graduation party.
  2. My friends know how to have a ball. You’ll enjoy hanging out with them.
  3. Our grandson spent the night at our place, and we had a ball playing games and watching movies.
  4. You don’t need a lot of money to have a ball during the holidays.
  5. Did you have a ball at the school dance? I heard it was great.

Conversation Questions

  1. What kinds of activities, food, and games are needed to have a ball at any party?
  2. Describe a time when you had a ball with family and friends. What was the event? What did you do to have fun?

Speaking Situation

Your brother is feeling down because his birthday is coming up, and no one seems to be paying attention to the fact. Instead, he plans to go to the library on his birthday and feel sorry for himself. You can’t convince him that you can have a great time together, but spending time in the library isn’t the answer. What are some things you could do with your family and friends to have a ball and make your brother’s birthday an unforgettable experience? 

Possible Answer

“We could wait for him at the library entrance, “kidnap” him, and take him to a park where all his friends are waiting to surprise him. That would be a ball.”

Language Activity

Sometimes, learners know the meaning of an idiom, but they don’t know how to use it correctly in conversation or writing. Thus, this activity checks your grammatical accuracy with the idiom so you become more confident in using it. 

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