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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 night of it

Fig. to spend the entire evening or night doing something. (Especially when one had intended to devote only a little time to the outing.) We went out to have a bite to eat and were having such a good time that we decided to make a night of it. I did not want to make a night of it, so I left early.
See also: make, night, of
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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

make a night of it

see under make a day of it.
See also: make, night, of
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 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

make a ˈnight of it

(informal) decide to spend the whole evening doing something enjoyable: They met some old friends in the pub after work and decided to make a night of it by going to a restaurant and then on to a nightclub.
See also: make, night, of
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