lark

lark
1 noun (C)
1 a small brown singing bird with long pointed wings; skylark
2 informal something that you do to amuse yourself or as a joke, especially something bad: do sth for a lark: They hid her passport for a lark.
3 blow/sod etc that for a lark BrE spoken used when you stop doing something or refuse to do something because it needs too much effort: Paint the whole room? Sod that for a lark!
4 this dieting/exercise/gardening lark BrE spoken used to describe an activity that you think is silly or unpleasant: Salad again? How long are you going to keep up this healthy eating lark?
5 be up with the lark to get up very early
-see also: happy as a lark happy (8) 2 verb lark about/around phrasal verb (I) BrE informal to have fun by behaving in a silly way: A group of kids was larking about near the shops.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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