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    Wink What a day????

    I have seen that some people say "What a day!" sometimes. And it appeared in many stories, movies,etc... So I wonder " What's this idiom mean?". Can you help me explain it? Thanks a lot ^^

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    Re: What a day????

    Quote Originally Posted by trangwin25 View Post
    I have seen that some people say "What a day!" sometimes. And it appeared in many stories, movies,etc... So I wonder " What's this idiom mean?". Can you help me explain it? Thanks a lot ^^
    It all depends on context. If somone has had a terrible day full of disasters and disappointments they might say "What a day!" meaning "What an awful day/That was a terrible day".

    If they had a fantastic day of joy and happiness and lovely things, they might say exactly the same thing but they would mean "I've had a great day".

    If you don't know what kind of day someone had and they exclaimed "What a day!" to you, you would have to get them to clarify by asking something like "Why? What happened?" Once they've told you, you would know what they meant.

    We use "What a ..." quite a lot. An unpleasant person might cause the comment "What a b*stard!", a stupid person "What an idiot!", a very handsome man "What a hunk!"

    It's not really an idiom as such.
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