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carry the day

1. To win or have success. It's no surprise that star-studded team carried the day—they were favored to win, after all. After spending weeks constructing my project, I was thrilled to carry the day at the science fair.
2. To gain acceptance, as of an idea or concept. I thought his ideas were ridiculous, but they really carried the day with his audience.
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carry the day

 and win the day
to be successful; to win a competition, argument, etc. (Originally meaning to win a battle.) Our team didn't play well at first, but we won the day in the end. Preparation won the day and James passed his exams.
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carry the day

to win or succeed Senators in favor of cutting taxes carried the day.
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carry the day

 
1. to win a war or a fight At the beginning of the American Civil War, many southerners believed their soldiers and statesmen would carry the day.
2. if you carry the day, you persuade people to support your ideas or opinions, or if a particular idea carries the day, it is accepted by a group of people The Republicans carried the day in the dispute over the new jet fighter. Her argument in favour of pay increases eventually carried the day.
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carry the day

Win, prevail, as in At auctions the wealthiest bidders usually carry the day. [Late 1600s]
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carry the day

To be victorious or successful.
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