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10 Common Idioms with the Word “DAY”

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10 Common Idioms with the Word “DAY”

10 Common Idioms with the Word “Day”

All In A Day’S Work (Excl.)

Definition:

That’s what I’m here for; although I have accomplished something, it is part of what I’m expected to do

For example:

Jim, you really did well on that presentation! —Oh, all in a day’s work!

Be A Cold Day In Hell

Definition:

(Something that) will never happen

For example:

It’ll be a cold day in Hell when I go out with you.

A Cold Day In July

Definition:

(Something that) will never happen

For example:

It’ll be a cold day in July when our team wins the championship. We’re terrible.

A Day Late And A Dollar Short

Definition:

Too delayed and insignificant to have much effect

For example:

Thanks for sending the extra workers, but you were a day late and a dollar short.

Back In The Day

Definition:

In the past, at one time

For example:

Back in the day, there were ten restaurants on this street. Now there are only two.

(Seen in the) Cold Light of Day

Definition:

From a realistic rather than wishful perspective

For example:

Seen in the cold light of day, our plan is unlikely to work.

(Your) Days Are Numbered

Definition:

(You) will die soon.

For example:

Your days are numbered if you keep driving while drunk.

Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day

Definition:

Complex projects take time

For example:

I realize we’ll have to divert manpower to the programming for the new website, but Rome wasn’t built in a day.

At the End of the Day

Definition:

In the final analysis; when all is said and done

For example:

The insurgent candidate has been getting lots of attention, but at the end of the day a party insider will probably be nominated.

Make Someone’s Day

Definition:

Do something pleasing that puts someone in a good mood

For example:

Thanks for the flowers! They really made my day.