win the day


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win the day

To be successful. 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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PEOPLE power, it seems, can not always win the day.
I reckon Mick Fitzgerald will be keen to have him up near the pace throughout and, as he stays further, I expect his stamina to win the day. He won't mind the forecast good ground, either.
Will the foliage win the day when the results are announced?
At first, Mulan cannot compete physically with her fellow recruits but soon puts them to shame, using her brain to win the day and make her family proud.
Jackson's devotion to duty is seen at First Manassas, where he helped to win the day for the Confederacy and became "Stonewall" for all eternity.
And with people like John here - racism will never win the day.
In any contest, there are two classic ways the opposition may attempt to make you falter, enabling them to win the day. One is to make you believe that defeat is a foregone conclusion.
Three decades ago, business was sleepy, relying on oldboy ties with a few powerful lawmakers to win the day. Now the capital teems with lobbyists of every pinstripe, doling out honoraria and contributions to lawmakers and importuning government for subsidies, exemptions, and favorable treatment.
Dave Roberts landed nine chub to 4.75lb to win the day and take the Ron Moore Cup with a weight of 32lb 9oz and a total of 41 points.