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1 definition found
 for To have one''s fling
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fling \Fling\, n.
     1. A cast from the hand; a throw; also, a flounce; a kick;
        as, the fling of a horse.
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     2. A severe or contemptuous remark; an expression of
        sarcastic scorn; a gibe; a sarcasm.
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              I, who love to have a fling,
              Both at senate house and king.        --Swift.
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     3. A kind of dance; as, the Highland fling.
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     4. A trifing matter; an object of contempt. [Obs.]
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              England were but a fling
              Save for the crooked stick and the gray goose wing.
                                                    --Old Proverb.
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     5. a short period during which one indulges one's wishes,
        whims, or desires in an unrestrained manner.
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     6. a love affair.
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     7. a casual or brief attempt to accomplish something.
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     Syn: shot.
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     8. a period during which one tries a new activity; as, he
        took a fling at playing tennis.
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     To have one's fling, to enjoy one's self to the full; to
        have a season of dissipation. --J. H. Newman. "When I was
        as young as you, I had my fling. I led a life of
        pleasure." --D. Jerrold.
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