high jinks

noun Informal.
boisterous celebration or merrymaking; unrestrained fun: The city is full of conventioneers indulging in their usual high jinks.
Also, hijinks.


Origin:
1760–70; see jink


horseplay, skylarking.
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high jinks or hijinks (ˈhaɪˌdʒɪŋks)
 
n
lively enjoyment
 
hijinks or hijinks
 
n

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high jinks

Playful or rowdy activity, often involving mischievous pranks. For example, All sorts of high jinks go on at summer camp after "lights out." About 1700 this term denoted a gambling game accompanied by much drinking, but by the mid-1800s it acquired its present meaning.

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Example sentences
Quite a lot of us derive our patchy understanding of globalisation from such
  well-publicised high jinks.
Its defining characteristics were financial high jinks and low academic
  performance.
He's not mischievous, nor is he believably priapic, as the high jinks of the
  first act require him to be.
Sound may have recorded the known world, but silent high jinks took it into the
  unknown.
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