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  1. Key Member
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    #1

    Red face You make my day or You've made my day

    There is a praise either saying You make my day or You've made my day.

    Which one is correct?
    What does it mean?

    Thanks

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    #2

    Re: You make my day or You've made my day

    The typical phrase is "You made my day" or "You've made my day." In either case, it means that someone has done or said something that made you very happy, and it made the day more special for you.

    For example:
    Your alarm clock didn't wake you up and your hair dryer broke while you were using it. You arrived at work late with your hair in a mess. But a co-worker walks by and asks you, "Have you been on a diet? You look like you've lost weight."
    You smile and respond, "Thanks. You've just made my day."

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    Re: You make my day or You've made my day

    Agreed - present perfect is most commonly acceptable. In the workplace, saying to someone 'You make my day' might expose you to an action for sexual harassment

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    #4

    Re: You make my day or You've made my day

    Or as Dirty Harry would say; 'go ahead punk, make my day'

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