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name the day

To specify the date that something important will happen. The term is most often used when setting a wedding date. We need to name the day soon so everyone can make plans to come to the wedding.
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name the day

Fix the date for a wedding, as in Her parents pressed her to name the day. This expression was first recorded in 1766. However, similar usages for specifying a time, such as name the time, date from the late 1500s.
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name the ˈday

choose the date for a wedding: They are engaged but they haven’t named the day yet.
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