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    Make Her Day

    Dear Teachers,

    A. Most grandparents are really excited to hear what their loved ones are up to.
    - “are up to” here means “are doing”, right?

    B. Enclosing a picture you’ve drawn or a bracelet you’ve made for her will totally make her day.
    - “make her day” means “make her happy”, right? And is this common?

    Thanks a million

    Namsteven

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    Re: Make Her Day

    A. yes, or 'involved in'

    B. Yes, or 'make her feel good'

    Both common

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    Re: Make Her Day

    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    A. yes, or 'involved in'
    B. Yes, or 'make her feel good'
    Both common
    Also, jewellers have adopted the expression (or maybe just the her part): In Make her day - buy her a diamond ring the pronoun 'her' doesn't refer to a female noun mentioned already in the context; it means 'wife/lover/fiancee/girlfriend/Significant Other'.

    b

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