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carry the day

1. To win or have success. It's no surprise that star-studded team carried the day—they were favored to win, after all. After spending weeks constructing my project, I was thrilled to carry the day at the science fair.
2. To gain acceptance, as of an idea or concept. I thought his ideas were ridiculous, but they really carried the day with his audience.
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carry the day

 and win the day
to be successful; to win a competition, argument, etc. (Originally meaning to win a battle.) Our team didn't play well at first, but we won the day in the end. Preparation won the day and James passed his exams.
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carry the day

Win, prevail, as in At auctions the wealthiest bidders usually carry the day. [Late 1600s]
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carry the day

JOURNALISM
COMMON If a person or their opinion carries the day in a competition or argument, they win it. For the time being, those in favour of the measures seem to have carried the day. Many here expect this radical plan to carry the day when the vote finally comes. Note: This expression was originally used to say which army had won a battle.
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carry (or win) the day

be victorious or successful.
The sense of day used here is ‘the day's work on the field of battle’.
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carry/win the ˈday

(formal) win a contest, an argument, etc.; be successful: It was a difficult match, but the New Zealand team finally carried the day.
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carry the day

To be victorious or successful.
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"Whoever dominates in the pack shall carry the day and for sure we want to avoid another defeat and reach the semis," said Oduk.
From Edward I's hopelessly outnumbered, trapped English invaders, who introduced the longbow at the battle of Crecy: Superior technology will usually carry the day. From the Maginot Line: Always protect your flank, dummies.
But it's also vitally important to keep our attention focused on the cases where panic, fear, and reaction still carry the day.
Our respondents tell us that "egos get in the way of getting things done." There are leaders who want to control and who let self-interest and elitism carry the day. Sometimes the wrong people--those who don't have the capacity to be inclusive--want to lead.
In the last analysis, unless PPS is drastically revised - a seemingly unlikely event any time soon - it is this sort of attitude that will carry the day for many a facility.
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At virtually every turn of a Clancy novel it's the wonder weapons that carry the day. For him the importance and feasibility of Stealth, ASAT, and SDI is beyond question.
Franklin Omwaka, Neville Otieno and Brian Nyongesa were on top of their game, but debutantes Eldonets still trailed 10-15 in the first quarter and 16-20 in the second.They came into the second half a rejuvenated side to lead the third quarter 29-24, but KPA regrouped for a 16-11 score line in the fourth quarter to carry the day.
Even so, Howard with his pounds 139.99 low-fat chipper and pounds 150 glitzy Benidorm special leather jacket (as Sir Alan named it) failed to carry the day. So what went wrong?
It's unclear, though, if his view will carry the day.