have a time

[have a time] {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To have trouble; have a hardtime.

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

John had a time passing his math course.

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

Bob had himselfa time going to every night club in town.

Mary had herself a timedancing at the party.

Syn.: HAVE A BALL.