a period of 24 hours
I saw Tom three days ago.
‘What day is it today?’ ‘Monday.’
We're going away in a few days/in a few days' time .
They left the day before yesterday (= two days ago) .
We're meeting the day after tomorrow (= in two days) .
New Year's Day
Take the medicine three times a day .
We can't go there today. You can go another day .
the time between when it becomes light in the morning and when it becomes dark in the evening
The sun was shining all day .
I could sit and watch the river all day long .
He works at night and sleeps during the day .
Nocturnal animals sleep by day and hunt by night.
the hours of the day when you are awake, working, etc.
a seven-hour working day
It's been a long day (= I've been very busy) .
Did you have a good day?
She didn't do a full day's work .
I took a half day off yesterday.
Have a nice day!
a particular period of time or history
in Queen Victoria's day
the early days of computers
Most women stayed at home in those days .
in the old days (= in the past)
part of your normal working life and not unusual
The letter should arrive any day now.
to be successful against sb/sth
Despite strong opposition, the ruling party carried the day.
each day repeatedly (used especially when sth is boring or annoying)
She hates doing the same work day after day.
all the time; a little at a time and gradually
Day by day his condition improved.
every day for a long period of time
the time when sb will have to deal with the result of sth that they have done wrong, or be punished for sth bad that they have done
a person or thing will not continue to live, exist or be successful for much longer
His days as leader of the party are numbered.
from the beginning
It's never worked from day one.
with no thoughts or plans for the future
They live from day to day, looking after their sick daughter.
if a situation changes from day to day , it changes often
A baby's need for food can vary from day to day.
if a situation changes from one day to the next , it is uncertain and not likely to stay the same each day
I never know what to expect from one day to the next.
to no longer be successful, powerful, etc.
She's had her day as a supermodel.
to be in poor condition
Our car has seen better days!
(used when talking about sb's age) at least
He must be 70 if he's a day!
during the part of sb's life when they were most successful, famous, etc.
She was a great dancer in her day.
when sb was young
In my day, there were plenty of jobs when you left school.
now, in the modern world
used when several unfortunate or unpleasant things happen on the same day
My car broke down and then I locked myself out─it's just not my day!
to make sb feel very happy on a particular day
The phone call from Mike really made my day.
to make a particular enjoyable activity last for a whole day instead of only part of it
to not have much time
Come on! We don't have all day!
during a particular period of time when sb lived
the best player of his day
Bessie Smith was the Madonna of her day.
that is served on a particular day in a restaurant
soup of the day
at some time in the future, or on a particular day in the past
One day, I want to leave the city and move to the country.
One day, he walked out of the house with a small bag and never came back.
before a long time has passed
One of these days you'll come back and ask me to forgive you.
a day when there are a lot of mistakes and a lot of things go wrong
It's been one of those days!
at an unknown time in the future
Some day I'll be famous.
to not think about what will happen in the future
I don't know if he'll get better. We're just taking it one day at a time.
used when you are saying that sth is very unlikely to happen
Paul? Apologize? That'll be the day!
used to talk about the present, especially when you are comparing it with the past
These days kids grow up so quickly.
used to suggest that a time in the past was happier or better than now
It's been three years to the day since we met.
even now, when a lot of time has passed
To this day, I still don't understand why he did it.
in the past
My dad's always talking about how great everything was back in the day.
at a particular time in the past
I was a fan back in the days when the band wasn't yet famous.
the moment in the early hours of the morning when it begins to get light
to decide or agree to stop doing sth
After forty years in politics I think it's time for me to call it a day (= to retire) .
easy to see or understand
when you have had time to think calmly about sth; in the morning when things are clearer
These things always look different in the cold light of day.
a helpful, kind thing that you do
everyone has good luck or success at some point in their life
used to say that it is too soon to be sure how a situation will develop
used to introduce the most important fact after everything has been considered
At the end of the day, he'll still have to make his own decision.
beginning on that day; from that time
used to say that you prefer a particular thing or person to the one that has just been mentioned
We don't go out much. Give me a quiet night in front of the TV any day!
after the time when an action could be successful
He started working hard much too late in the day─he couldn't possibly catch up.
used to say that although you have failed or had a bad experience, you will continue
the whole length of the day
a friendly way of saying goodbye, especially to customers
all the time; continuously
The machines are kept running night and day.
往昔的好 / 苦日子
an earlier period of time in your life or in history that is seen as better/worse than the present
That was in the bad old days of rampant inflation.
common, popular or suitable at a particular time or for a particular occasion
Pessimism seems to be the order of the day.
to save sth, especially money, for a time when you will really need it
used to say that a complicated task will take a long time and needs patience
the time when you are young and do not have much experience of life
to prevent failure or defeat, when this seems certain to happen
Owen's late goal saved the day for Liverpool.
to refuse to speak to sb because you do not like or respect them
Since the success of her novel, people shake her hand who once wouldn't have given her the time of day.