make (one's) day

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make (one's) day

To cause one to feel very happy. When my neighbors surprised me with homemade chocolate chip cookies, it really made my day. Getting compliments at work always makes my day!
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make one's day

Give one great pleasure, as in Hearing you won first prize just made my day. This phrase, which uses make in the sense of "secure success in," was first recorded in 1909.
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make my day

People sometimes say make my day when they want to challenge another person to compete, argue or fight with them. They threaten dire punishments to any journalist who dares to write `propaganda' for the fur trade. All I can say is, go ahead boys, make my day. Note: In the film `Sudden Impact' (1983), Clint Eastwood, playing a detective called Harry, uses this expression to challenge a criminal who is threatening to shoot him.
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make someone's day

COMMON If someone or something makes your day, they make you feel very happy. There was such a sincere expression of friendliness on both their faces that it was a joy to see. It really made my day. When you have a customer who turns round and thanks you, it makes your day.
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make someone's day

make an otherwise ordinary or dull day pleasingly memorable for someone.
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make somebody’s ˈday

(informal) make somebody very happy: Thanks for sending me those flowers. It really made my day!
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make (one's) day

To give one great pleasure.
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But not as much as he made my day on April 27, 2006.
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What these two Samaritans did for me with such energy and good spirit made my day.
He or she made my day as I hadn't heard from this person since January and I thought, perhaps, that they were ill.
FIREFIGHTER'S JOY MADE MY DAY I AM carrying an image in my mind of that little boy's joyous gesture as he was rescued from days of entombment in Haiti.
The day they brought these dogs in, it just made my day,'' said Judy Pratt, who comes to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital to receive weekly transfusions for a blood disease.
The picture of the beautiful laughing toddler with Alan Shearer made my day.
Cartoon `made my day' Mike Smith's cartoon (Daily News, 13) showing a bespectacled gentleman about to find out that everything, including not eating and sitting causes cancer, really made my day.