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good day

A conventional, formal, and somewhat old-fashioned expression of greeting or farewell used during the daytime. Good day, sir! What news do you have for me from our partners out east? I will not tolerate this sort of rudeness! I bid you good day!
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good day

Also, good afternoon or evening or morning . Formal ways of saying "Hello" or "Goodbye." For example, He began rather oddly by addressing the audience with " Good day," or " Good afternoon, ladies," said the sales clerk as we walked out. All these greetings represent an abbreviation of the now obsolete God give you a good day (afternoon, etc.), which dates from about 1200. Also see good night.
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It was not a good afternoon for us," the midfielder acknowledged.
45 Yarmouth)Could do with the ground drying out a little but fancied to kickstart a good afternoon for Michael Bell after blowing out in style under today's rider on Saturday morning.
I'll have one of two things to say to him: Good morning, murderer, or good afternoon, murderer,'' Green said.
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Richard Hannon looks se for a good afternoon, wit Major Cadeaux the selection in the opening Victoy Chandler Challenge Stakes.
The garden is our main hobby - it looks fantastic and I'm sure everyone who comes along will have a very good afternoon out.
The Honda driver said: "It was a good afternoon after the first three seconds of the race.
There was much talk after the race that connections had hoovered up all the 66-1 about Be My Royal, but this was a good afternoon to be a bookie unless you lived in Cork and Archie `Florida Pearl' O'Leary has your number on his mobile.
Fireman Andy Grundy, aged 28, said: "It was raining in the morning, but thankfully the sun came out and we've had a really good afternoon.
We showed we are capable of winning matches and it was a good afternoon as we were up against a team with the same ranking as ourselves.
lNot a good afternoon at Plumpton for 7lb claimer Philip Hide.
The money is still being counted, but deputy head Judith Clucas said: "It was a really good afternoon.
NWPKateParker: Good afternoon, I am on duty until late tonight.