~ It will be a lark! ~ On a lark ~ Just for a lark ~ Larking about ~ Go on a lark ~
These are English expressions used to describe something done for a bit of carefree fun; usually on a sudden impulse or whim. It can be silly and gay. It can be mischievous - but never malicious.
"Come on, join me in the three-legged race ... it will be a lark!"
Marie decided to buy a new hat on a lark.
The children turned their desks around backwards, just for a lark, before the teacher came into the room.
"Stop larking about and turn those desks back 'round front", she laughed.
Sigh, I definitely need to go on a lark right now!!
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