have a time

have a time  {v. phr.},  {informal}
1. To have trouble; have a hard time.
Poor Susan had a time trying to get the children to go to bed.
John had a time passing his math course.
2. To have a good time; to have fun. — Used with a reflexive pronoun.
Bob had himself a time going to every night club in town.
Mary had herself a time dancing at the party.
Categories: time {informal} {v. phr.}