make a day of it


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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.
See also: make, of

make a day/night/week of it

To spend all or most of a day, night, week, etc., doing something, rather than just a portion of it, so that the experience can be enjoyed to a greater degree. Why don't we pack a picnic, head to the trailhead early, and make a day of it hiking around the area? I think we should all split the cost of a villa near the beach and make a week of it!
See also: make, night, of, week

make a day/night/weekend of it

To extend one's plans in order to spend more time in a particular place or doing a particular activity. Since we have to drive up there, why don't we make a day of it and visit some wineries on the way. We have a guest room. You guys should stay over and make a weekend of it.
See also: make, night, of, weekend
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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]
See also: make, of
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make a day (or night) of it

devote a whole day (or night) to an activity, typically an enjoyable one.
See also: make, of
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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?
See also: make, of
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