Field day
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British pronunciation/fˈiːld dˈeɪ/
American pronunciation/fˈiːld dˈeɪ/
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a day on which no classes are held and students take part in sports games

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a day devoted to an outdoor social gathering

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(military) a day for military exercises and display

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a time of unusual pleasure and success

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have a field day
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British pronunciation/hav ɐ fˈiːld dˈeɪ/
American pronunciation/hæv ɐ fˈiːld dˈeɪ/
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to get a lot of pleasure and enjoyment out of something

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to [have] a field day definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "have a field day" and when to use it?

The idiom "have a field day" has its origins in agricultural practices, specifically referring to the concept of farmers and workers having a productive and enjoyable day in the fields during harvest time. It dates back to the 19th century when manual labor in the fields was common. It is used to describe a situation where someone is having an exceptionally good time, experiencing great enjoyment, or finding ample opportunities for success or excitement. It implies that the person is taking full advantage of a situation or making the most of favorable conditions.

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The kids are having a field day at the amusement park, laughing and screaming on the rides.
When the news broke about the celebrity scandal, the paparazzi had a field day - they swarmed the scene and took countless photos.
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