by Liz Walter
I thought it would be nice to talk about something cheerful today, so this post is about having fun!
Did you have a nice time in London?
Thanks for dinner on Saturday. We really enjoyed ourselves.
When we talk about things people often enjoy, we can use slightly informal phrases such as be into something or go in for something. If the thing they enjoy is exciting, we might say they get their kicks from it or that they get a kick out of it:
Ben’s really into skydiving.
I don’t really go in for water sports.
I get a kick out of seeing my pupils succeed.
He delighted in good conversation.
She relished her role as Queen Victoria.
She takes great delight in cooking huge meals.
If you savour (UK)/ savor (US) a situation, you enjoy it slowly and as much as possible. Similarly, you might drink in or soak up the sight or sound of something you enjoy, or revel in or bask in a situation that makes you feel good:
We walked around, savouring the atmosphere.
They were drinking in the sights of the market.
She revelled (UK)/reveled (US) in the fame her novels brought her.
There are several phrases that describe an extremely enjoyable experience or event. For example, you might say that you had a whale of a time, a ball or the time of your life, or describe the experience as a blast:
The children had a whale of a time on the trampoline.
It was such a great party – we had a ball!
Look at Peter – he’s having the time of his life!
The holiday was a blast!
Come out with us tonight. Let your hair down a bit!
Their exam results had arrived and they were painting the town red.
I know that readers of these posts are into English and delight in learning new words and phrases, so I hope you will have found some useful ones here!