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Guess what this idiom means

I’m having a ball !

Choose the correct definition a, b or c.

a) I’m having a miserable time.

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b) I’m having a great time.

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to have a ball’ means to have a great time or to enjoy oneself greatly.

French translation

s’amuser, s’éclater

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Examples in context

‘Grim and Fischer : Having a ball with masks

An amazing thing happens when watching a performance of Grim and Fischer, a compelling play in which the actors appear in full face masks : You could swear their expressions – in particular Mrs. Fischer’s – change. As she experiences terror, annoyance, joy, nostalgia or love, the mask – an extraordinary piece of work in itself – appears to transform with her.’

theglobeandmail.com, 6 Jan. 2013

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‘Indian Americans having a ball for Obama inauguration

Washington, Jan 19 — President Barack Obama may not be there, but Indian-Americans are nevertheless going to have a ball Saturday night to mark the second-term inauguration of the man the community voted overwhelmingly for.’

india.mydailynews.com, 19 Jan. 2013

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Everyday usage

We had a ball last night and didn’t come home until 2.00am.

I am having a ball learning these new dance moves.

c) I am very busy.

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