make a day of (doing something)

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make a day of (doing something)

To do something for most of or an entire day. There's a fabulous local market in town where you can actually make a day of doing your shopping for the week. If we're going to be at the beach for the volleyball tournament in the morning, we might as well pack our blankets and swim suits and make a day of it.
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make a day of doing something

 and make a day of it
to spend the whole day doing something. We went to the museum to see the new exhibit and then decided to make a day of it. They made a day of cleaning the attic.
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make a day of it

Also, make a night of it. Devote a day (or night) to some pleasurable pursuit, as in Now that we're at the beach, let's make a day of it, or Since they missed the seven o'clock train, they decided to make a night of it. [Mid-1600s]
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make a day (or night) of it

devote a whole day (or night) to an activity, typically an enjoyable one.
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make a ˈday of it

(spoken) make a particular enjoyable activity last for a whole day instead of only part of it: Instead of going home when we’ve done our shopping, why don’t we make a day of it and stay in town for lunch?
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