in broad daylight

in broad daylight

Out in the open during the daytime, when anyone can see what's happening. The gangland feud is getting so bad that people are being shot in broad daylight. What's the world coming to when even a nun gets robbed in broad daylight?
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in broad daylight

in the open light of day; clearly visible. The crime was committed in broad daylight. Bill stood there in broad daylight, but we never saw him.
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in broad daylight

COMMON If someone does something illegal or daring in broad daylight, they do it openly in the daytime when people can see it. Six gunmen attacked his car with automatic rifles in broad daylight. I have recently spotted three women wearing Catwoman outfits in broad daylight. Note: This expression is often used to emphasize that someone's behaviour is surprising or shocking.
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in broad daylight

used generally to express surprise or outrage at someone's daring to carry out a particular act, especially a crime, during the day, when anyone could see it.
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in broad ˈdaylight

in the clear light of day, when it is easy to see: He was attacked right in the centre of town in broad daylight. OPPOSITE: (in) the dead of (the) night
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Summary: Patna (Bihar) [India], Sept 1 (ANI): Former Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) ward councillor Nageshwar Rai was shot dead in broad daylight by unknown assailants near his house in Chitragupta Nagar here on Sunday.
"The shocking thing about this incident is that it took place in broad daylight on August 1 between 11.40am and 11.45am."
A MAN shot by a masked gunman in broad daylight is in a stable condition.
Manila Mayor Isko Moreno has offered P1 million for information that could lead to the capture of the suspects that robbed a bank in Binondo in broad daylight Thursday.
In first incident, a man was deprived of cash, gold ornaments and other valuables while the robbers shot injured his son who put up resistance in broad daylight robbery incident on Jewan road in limits of Taxila Police station.
The alleged incident in broad daylight on April 15 was connected to the discovery of a cannabis farm on the street in the Newport area of the town.
A MAN arrested over a brutal murder in broad daylight has been detained under the Mental Health Act.
on Tuesday - the second shooting to occur in broad daylight this year along Edsa after businessman Jose Yulo and his driver were both killed in February.
A BRAWL involving machetes and knives broke out in broad daylight on Bilston High Street yesterday.
In Pindi alone, scores of robberies take place in broad daylight. They have a set pattern if you connect dots (police apathy, robber's ingenuity and alertness).
Summary: Pranay Kumar was killed in broad daylight in front of his wife
Koh, 62, was abducted on February 13, 2017 in broad daylight by about 15 masked men in seven vehicles.