Definition of carry the day in English:

carry the day


  • Be victorious or successful.

    ‘the gusto of the amateur should carry the day’
    • ‘It will be their views on their future that will carry the day.’
    • ‘I don't have any illusions that my libertarian argument is going to carry the day.’
    • ‘He is confident that he can carry the day at the polls.’
    • ‘It would be the spies, not the diplomats, who would carry the day.’
    • ‘In the United Kingdom, such objections would carry the day.’
    • ‘If worked well by the prosecution, they could carry the day.’
    • ‘I'd truly hate to see my argument carry the day in court, because it would knock the U.S. out of the trade-agreement business, possibly for a long time.’
    • ‘If the handful of objectors carry the day then hundreds of very badly needed new jobs will be lost forever.’
    • ‘For the winners, it was a case of team spirit, skill and determination carrying the day.’
    • ‘But without firm principles to guide him, he doesn't seem to know which argument should carry the day.’
    win, capture, gain, secure, effect, take, accomplish
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