make merry

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Related to make merry: two-fold, scrutinised, took over
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.make merry - celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinkingmake merry - celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in uproarious festivities; "The members of the wedding party made merry all night"; "Let's whoop it up--the boss is gone!"
fete, celebrate - have a celebration; "They were feting the patriarch of the family"; "After the exam, the students were celebrating"
carouse, roister, riot - engage in boisterous, drunken merrymaking; "They were out carousing last night"
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When they saw the worthy botanist coming back heavy laden with his specimens, and treasuring them up as carefully as a miser would his hoard, they used to make merry among themselves at his expense, regarding him as some whimsical kind of madman.
But it's not just us mere mortals who are agonising over how best to make merry - the rich and famous are also deciding what to do over the festive season.