make (one's) day

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make (one's) day

To cause one to feel very happy; to be a very positive highlight of one's day. 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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

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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You made my day

and YMMD
sent. & comp. abb. Thanks, you made me happy today. You are very kind. YMMD.
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

make (one's) day

To give one great pleasure.
See also: make
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

made my day, that/you've/he/she

That has made me very happy, restored my confidence, and otherwise gratified me. This twentieth-century expression relies on the meaning of make as “succeed.” However, in the mouth of a tough police detective named Dirty Harry, a film role played by Clint Eastwood, the phrase was turned into “Go ahead—make my day,” meaning “Give me a chance to get back at you.” In the presidential campaign of 1988 George H. W. Bush used the phrase quite frequently, as President Ronald Reagan had before him, and it was not always clear which meaning was intended. However, the more common usage was that employed by P. G. Wodehouse in his novel, The Luck of Bodkins (1935), “That will be great. That will just make my day.”
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The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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The way you embrace the march to Wembley by our heroes from Ninian Park in lots of interesting articles makes our day! Let us hope that the Echo will continue with all the positive news about our Bluebirds for years to come.
We know a special person That in our point of view Is thoughtful,kind and loving And a lady through and through Nothing is a trouble And she's always full of fun She has a lovely nature And is loved by everyone She calls us very often With lots of things to say And when we hear her lovely voice It truly makes our day Who is this special lady?