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 my day!

Inf. Go ahead, do what you are going to do, and I will be very happy to do what I have to do! (A catchphrase from a movie scene of a police officer who has a gun pointed at a criminal. The police officer wants the criminal to do something that will justify pulling the trigger, which the police officer will do with pleasure. Used in real life in any context, and especially in sarcasm.) Move a muscle! Go for your gun! Go ahead, make my day! Make my day. Just try it.
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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 my day!

exclam. Go ahead, do what you are going to do, and I will be very happy to do what I have to do! (A cliché said typically by a movie police officer who has a gun pointed at a criminal. The police officer wants the criminal to do something that will justify pulling the trigger, which the police officer will do with pleasure. Used in real life in any context, and especially in sarcasm.) Move a muscle! Go for your gun! Go ahead, make my day!
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make (one's) day

To give one great pleasure.
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I feel wonderful, it's made my day VETERAN TOM SPARKES ON GETTING HIS MEDALS
What these two Samaritans did for me with such energy and good spirit made my day. I only regretted not thanking them properly.
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Not only has it made my day, it will also make the viewers' day."
This particular incident made my day and gave me a good laugh.