field day


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

field day

A time of great pleasure, activity, or opportunity, as in The press had a field day with this sensational murder trial. This colloquial expression, dating from the 1700s, originally referred to a day set aside for military maneuvers and exercises, and later was extended to a similar day for sports and games. Since the early 1800s it has been used more loosely.
See also: field
References in periodicals archive ?
Members of the 121 Squadron Air Training Corps band competed at the Wing field day.
Entry to both the Field Day and the Adding Strength to the Mix event is free through the Machinery Entrance of the Royal Welsh Showground.
These replies may sound familiar to you, and you may think they're logical, but let me give you my insight on field day that I learned long ago from my first LPO.
Field Day wanted to create a symbolic Fifth Province, which would stand for a new pluralist Ireland.
Hollywood stars are all over the place, to the delight of the gossip-column types who are having a field day keeping track of their wining and dinning habits.
Because of the galaxy's proximity, scientists have had a field day tracking the unfolding saga of supernova 1987A.
Editorial cartoonists had a field day, late-night talk show hosts made jokes at Falwell's expense and several newspaper columnists weighed in.
Freud would have had a field day explaining why the same picture can elicit five responses--ranging from pleasure to pain--from as many people.
The upcoming Mayor's Field Day at LP Field will be a fun and engaging opportunity for Nashville to get active together.
June 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Radio amateurs throughout North America will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, June 27 -- 28, sponsored by ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio.
During an agricultural field day, recently, Deputy Director responsible for extension and specialist services, John Nyangulu declared that Agricultural Research and Extension Trust (ARET) has brought in three new tobacco varieties in Malawi which according to the trust are pest and disease resistant besides being fast maturing.
Amateur Radio Field Day - The Valley Radio Club will set up an amateur radio station on the front lawn of the Science Factory museum at 9 a.
The political pundits have been having a field day -- a week of field days, really -- in the wake of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's upset loss last Tuesday to a Tea Party-backed economics professor from Randolph-Macon College.
com)-- Notus Sports and Event Management Group will host the Second Annual James Monroe 5k at 4 PM on May 17, 2014 during Field Day at Ash Lawn-Highland, the home of President James Monroe.