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a field day

The freedom or an opportunity to do a lot of something one wants. (Often, news outlets are said to be "having a field day" if they are criticizing someone.) The press is going to have a field day if this story gets out. Our team has been having a field day going over all the information the study produced.
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field day

A time of great pleasure, activity, or opportunity, as in The press had a field day with this sensational murder trial. This colloquial expression, dating from the 1700s, originally referred to a day set aside for military maneuvers and exercises, and later was extended to a similar day for sports and games. Since the early 1800s it has been used more loosely.
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Field day sponsors include Pheasants Forever/Quail Forever, Oklahoma State University Extension, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, National Wild Turkey Federation and Natural Resources Conservation Service.
More than 700 farmers and local government officials attended the field day. They came from various towns in Pangasinan and other provinces like Nueva Vizcaya, Zambales and others.
The field day was attended by many dignitaries from the region, as well as Mr Holger Haibach of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Director of the Anti-Corruption Commission, Mr Paulus Noa, who delivered the keynote address.
The field days tradition harks back to the fierce, informal competitions that sprang up in logging camps of the mid-1800s to mid-1900s.
Indeed, Hogan's choice to don a marcel was circumscribed by a broad spectrum of social expectations arising from the unique marketplace of the Field Days. Her unequal relationship to that market points to the fact that the notion of free choice ultimately makes little sense without acknowledging the presence of constraint.
"The Northeast Animal-Power Field Days is a gathering designed to pull together those interested in sustainable land use, using draft animals, and all the resources, contacts and opportunities that they may need within the northeast region," McCrory says.
Performing field days may seem like a pain in the neck, but, in the long run, they will save you time.
BUE will also provide 200 field days of underwater inspection services during the rehabilitation of the FDR Drive in Manhattan from East 56th Street to East 63rd Street.
During previous field days, galley personnel secured power by tripping the three circuit breakers that supply power to the galley equipment.
Some counties offer field days where interested producers can visit a farm, see the animals, and talk to veterinarians and other experts about getting started.
Youth field days expose children to outdoor activities, land use ethics, and habitat conservation and encourage adults to be mentors in these areas.
To honor those who provide Coors with the grain, the brewer annually hosts "Barley Field Days" each summer.
Zeiss is doing just that with its largest ever Field Days promotion, which began on Aug.