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field day

A great time or a great deal to do, at somebody else's expense.


  • Apparently the idiomatic usage is derived from the "parade day" military use. A parade is much easier than the soldiers’ usual drilling and forced exercise.

The scandal was a field day for the press.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'field day':

field dayA day of class taken away from school for a field trip.
field dayA great time or a great deal to do.
field dayA parade day.
field dayA school day for athletic events; a sports day.
field dayTop-to-bottom all-hands cleaning.
Field DayA day full of excitement, to have an opportunity to enjoy you a great deal
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