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you saved the day

You fixed a problem or addressed an issue that would have negatively impacted something else. Thank you so much for picking up the cake on your way to the party—you saved the day!
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IT WAS THAT CHARGE THAT SAVED THE DAY, AND PERHAPS THE ENTIRE WAR, FOR THE UNION ARMY.
It soon became clear the school would not have the room to fit everyone in, but a desperate plea to Whitley Bay Playhouse saved the day and gave pupils the rare chance to star on a professional stage.
We saved the day - and the birds,'' said Knipscheer, who assisted in the roundup that will continue for the next several days until scores more ducks and geese are rescued.
You saved the day because now I sleep well, the music is not loud and those people (found later to be on drugs) now know that they cannot behave in that way,' she said.
A lot can be said for public spending restraint, but soybeans arguably saved the day.
Sunday saved the day for an interfaith Palm Sunday procession in the South Bronx this year when the organizers of the recreation of Jesus' triumphal ride into Jerusalem found themselves plum out of a donkey.