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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It does not require as much care, but still makes one's day enjoyable.
Our Great City NEWCASTLE built on the North bank of the Tyne Has been around for a very long time, Its image has changed in modern times From flat cloth cop to champagne and Italian fine wines Grainger and Dobson helped design our city Maybe Lord Armstrong chipped in with electricity Wise Earl Grey sees all from his lofty roost To our city he has been a great boost Our famous shipyards have long since expired As Thatcher got what she so desired Great architecture and eyes do meet To all looking down fabulous Grey Street When coming home from being far away Seeing the Tyne Bridge more than makes one's day.