make someone's day

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make someone's day (third-person singular simple present makes someone's day, present participle making someone's day, simple past and past participle made someone's day)

  1. (idiomatic) To make someone happy, or be a source of satisfaction, for the rest of the day.
    • 1983, Joseph Stinson, Sudden Impact, spoken by Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood):
      Go ahead. Make my day.
    Thank you for the unexpected gift. It really made my day.

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