10 English Idioms with Day

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Here you will learn English idioms with ‘day’.

Make my day. Save the day. Call it a day. Meaning + examples.

‘Day’ is the 8th most common noun in the English language and we have many popular idioms with the word ‘day’.

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Today, we’re looking at some expressions connected with the word 鈥榙ay鈥. As always, ‘ll give you the expressions one by one and then I’ll give you a good example of how you can use it.

So here are some popular English idioms with day.

Let鈥檚 start with the first one:

make someone鈥檚 day

鈥楪o on, punk, make my day.鈥

Meaning: to make someone happy, to deliver some good news, particularly if the rest of their day was terrible

Examples:

It totally makes my day when my students do well in their English exams.

We made her day by giving her a makeup voucher to celebrate her 30th birthday.

Next one

call it a day

Meaning: to decide to stop doing something, because the work has been completed, or you鈥檙e a bit tired and feel like you can’t be productive anymore

Examples:

I think I鈥檓 going to call it a day. It鈥檚 time for me to go to bed.

I think it鈥檚 better we just call it a day, we鈥檝e run out of ideas. We can pick this up again tomorrow.

call it a day - Video lesson

call it a day meaning – video lesson

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make a day of it

Meaning: to do something pleasant, something you’d like to do for the whole day

Examples:

It will take us 2 hours to get there, so why don鈥檛 we just make a day out of it? We鈥檇 walk along the coast, have a coffee and enjoy the fresh air.

There was a party on the beach after the parade so we made a day out of it.

save the day

Meaning: to stop bad things from happening, prevent some disaster, or rescue a dramatic situation

Examples:

Just before the annual festival was about to start, there was a pipe burst and water was flooding the street. Luckily, the local fire brigade came out and saved the day.

He helped me to solve a big problem and saved my day.

Popular english idioms with day

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day in聽 day out

Meaning: something happens repeatedly or regularly over a long period of time

Examples:

I’m really fed up with this job, I do the same work, day in day out.

Joe continued with the same routine, day in day out, without a break, until he retired last year.

back in the day

Meaning: we use this expression to talk about things that happened in the past, usually when someone gets a little bit nostalgic

Examples:

Back in the day, we never had lockdowns, and of course, we didn鈥檛 work from home.

Back in the day before we had mobile phones, we used to meet our friends in the park.

something has or have seen better days

Meaning: something has deteriorated with time and now is in bad condition

Examples:

These jeans have seen better days, I鈥檓 going to bring them and some other old items to the recycling centre on Saturday.

When I look in the mirror, I think 鈥極h, I have seen better days.鈥

And we have one more, it’s

just one of those days

Meaning: a day when everything goes wrong and nothing goes right

Examples:

It鈥檚 just one of those days! The heating broke down in the morning, my internet was down, and I lost my glasses.

Sorry for screaming at you, it鈥檚 just one of those days.

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It's not my day - Video lesson

not my day meaning – video lesson

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it’s just not my day

with the same meaning.

Example:

I couldn’t find my keys and missed the bus, so it meant I had to walk. It just wasn’t my day.

English idioms with day

save for a rainy day

Meaning:聽to put some money away without knowing when you’ll need it

Example:

It’s always best to save something for a rainy day, just in case you do have some extra expense.

So that’s here are my 10 idioms with day, let me go through them again one more time:

  • make my day
  • call it a day
  • make a day of it
  • save the day
  • day in day out
  • back in the day
  • have seen better days
  • it’s just one of those days
  • it’s just not my day

Try to fit them into your conversations.

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