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Days are numbered
When someone’s days are numbered, they are expected to die soon.
If you are overcharged or underpaid, it is a daylight robbery; open, unfair and hard to prevent. Rip-off has a similar meaning.
Day in, day out
If you have to do something very day or for a long time, particularly if it is boring, you have to do it day in, day out.
Day in the sun
If you have your day in the sun, you get attention and are appreciated.
If you save something, especially money, for a rainy day, you save it for some possible problem or trouble in the future.
From 'Robinson Crusoe', a 'Man Friday' refers to an assistant or companion, usually a capable one. The common feminine equivalent is 'Girl Friday'. (Also, 'right-hand man'. )
Dog days are very hot summer days.
A girl Friday is a female employee who assists someone without any specific duties.
Make my day
If something makes your day, it satisfies you or makes you happy.
Rue the day
This means that the person will one day bitterly regret what they have done.
Bad hair day
If you're having a bad hair day, things are not going the way you would like or had planned.
Call it a day
If you call it a day, you stop doing something for a while, normally at least until the following day.
Make your day
If something makes your day, it pleases you or makes you very happy.
Carry the day
If something carries the day, it wins a battle (the sense is that the battle has been long and could have gone either way) or competition for supremacy.
Red letter day
A red letter day is a one of good luck, when something special happens to you.
A Sunday driver drives very slowly and makes unexpected manoeuvres.
Your salad days are an especially happy period of your life.
A busman's holiday is when you spend your free time doing the same sort of work as you do in your job.
Cold light of day
If you see things in the cold light of day, you see them as they really are, not as you might want them to be.
If you are in your birthday suit, you are naked.
Not born yesterday
When someone says that they weren't born yesterday, they mean that they are not naive or easily fooled.
A day late and a dollar short
If something is a day late and a dollar short, it is too little, too late.
Brighten up the day
If something brightens up your day, something happens that makes you feel positive and happy all day long.
Let's call it a day
This is used as a way of suggesting that it is time to stop working on something.
Monday morning quarterback
A Monday morning quarterback is someone who, with the benefit of hindsight, knows what should have been done in a situation.
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