day in the sun

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day in the sun (plural days in the sun)

  1. A time of glory or ascendancy.
    • 1992, Mark A. Noll, A History of Christianity in the United States and Canada, page 210:
      The American Party enjoyed a brief day in the sun: in 1854 proponents elected seventy-five members of the House of Representatives and in Massachusetts garnered 376 of 378 seats in the state legislature.

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