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 (one's) day

To give one great pleasure.
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