One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Devote a whole day (or night) to an activity, especially an enjoyable one.
- ‘It's ideal for a one-off treatment or for making a day of it, with a full range of state-of-the-art pampering packages on offer.’
- ‘He then suggested some sort of an ‘activity’ to make a day of it, like dinner and a movie.’
- ‘My mother and I often made a day of it at the department stores in downtown Washington.’
- ‘Manchester is one of the most user-friendly towns in terms of getting around and making a day of it.’
- ‘She said: ‘It is not often that I make a night of it in Glasgow but this is a special occasion.’’
- ‘I reckon the cops have a blast - they grab a 12-pack (of doughnuts) and make a night of it!’
- ‘The City was making a day of it, and encouraging citizens to bring a packed lunch and enjoy the show.’
- ‘We decided to make a night of it and head out for some drinks.’
- ‘So if you're in the mood for good food and good music, make a night of it and head down to Fado.’
- ‘Helping father on the allotment was a favourite way of spending Bank Holiday, and many made a day of it with a picnic beside the cabbage patch.’
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