like fun

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like fun

Not really, certainly not. For example, She said she'd been skiing for yearslike fun she had! or Do I want to eat raw oysterslike fun I do. This expression originated in the early 1800s with a quite different meaning, "energetically" or "vigorously," a sense now obsolete. Its present sense dates from the 1900s. Also see for fun.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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