red letter day

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Usually very positive, sometimes very negative.

Etymology:

  • From the practice of marking feast-days in red on church calendars.
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We saw losses for the days in a row, but Black Tuesday was the worst red letter day of them all.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'red letter day':

Red Letter DayA day of great happiness
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붉은 편지의 날

大喜之日

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    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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