Back in the Day

Meaning of Idiom ‘Back in the Day’ Back in the day refers to a time in the past, especially a period of time that the speaker remembers fondly; some unspecified time ago. 1“Back in the Day.” Grammarist, Grammarist,,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,3“Back in the Day.” BACK IN THE … Read more

Red Letter Day

Also spelled red-letter day. Meaning of Idiom ‘Red Letter Day’ A red letter day is a day that is special, happy, pleasant, etc.; a day that is remembered fondly; a pleasurable or significant special occassion. 1Ayto, John.  Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms]. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,2Jarvie, Gordon. Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms]. London: Bloomsbury, 2009.,3Ammer, Christine. American Heritage … Read more

Day In And Day Out

Also: Day in, day out Meaning of Idiom ‘Day In and Day Out’ When something is day in and day out, it is happening repeatedly over time; occurring every day; continuous. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Usage This idiom is … Read more

A Day Late and a Dollar Short

Meaning of Idiom ‘A Day Late and a Dollar Short’ When something is a day late and a dollar short, it is too late and too little; delayed too long and ineffective; waiting too long to do something and being unprepared to do it effectively. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010., … Read more

Don’t Give Up Your Day Job

Also: Don’t quit your day job. Meaning The idiom ‘Don’t give up your day job’ is used in a humorous way to tell someone you do not think they are very good at something.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Examples of Use Although this expression is supposed to … Read more

Carry the Day

Of ancient origin, this idiom has existed in English since at least the 1700s. Meaning of Idiom ‘Carry the Day’ A synonym for win the day, to carry the day means to be victorious. This idiom is used especially in regards to winning debates or winning over people through arguments and speeches but is used in any … Read more

Call it a Day

Also: Call it a night Meaning of Idiom ‘Call it a Day’ To call it a day means to decide to stop working on something; to end the day’s work and go home; to end something. Usage The expression call it a day can be used to suggest a temporary or a permanent end to something, such as a task … Read more

At the End of the Day

Also: In the end Meaning of Idiom ‘At the End of the Day’ At the end of the day is a quite commonly used and misunderstood idiom since it makes literal sense if used to actually refer to the end of the day. When used as an idiom, it has a similar meaning to the idiom when all … Read more