win the day


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win the day

To have success. It sounds like your presentation to the committee won the day—well done.
See also: win

carry/win the ˈday

(formal) win a contest, an argument, etc.; be successful: It was a difficult match, but the New Zealand team finally carried the day.
See also: carry, win

win the day

To be successful.
See also: win
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