brighten up (the) day

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brighten up (the) day

To make a situation more pleasant or enjoyable; to make one happier. Finding $20 on my way home really brightened up my day! Janice is such a good friend. Talking to her always brightens up the day.
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GIANT posters of wild animals will brighten up the day for Metro passengers this month.
A CHAT with your local bar staff is the conversation most likely to brighten up the day, a study claims.
Asked which profession would offer a conversation most likely to brighten up the day, one in four named their local bar staff.