to have your day in the sun



Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - have your day in the sun

"to have your day in the sun"

to have a period of time when a person or thing receives deserved attention, praise, accolades or success

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - have your day in the sun

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  After thirty years of dedicated service, Karen is going to be honored at the annual general meeting with a lifetime achievement award.

Colleague 2:  Good for her.  She has worked so very hard and produced so much for the company with very little recognition.

Colleague 1:  Karen really deserves her day in the sun.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - have your day in the sun

A mother and son are talking ...

Son:  Everything is about Leonard. Leonard this and Leonard that. Why does he get all the attention?

Mother:  Leonard is graduating university. He is the first in our family. He is allowed to have his day in the sun. You will get your turn when you graduate.





to have your day in the sun - Usage:

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to have your day in the sun - Gerund Form:

Having his day in the sun, he was happy to receive the employee of the year award.



to have your day in the sun - Examples:

1)  Material and commodity names may have their day in the sun but the cyclicality and inefficient manner in which these businesses are run should deter the ...

2)  Will the daughters of liberty finally have their day in the sun?

3)  ... sacrifice things that we want so that other people can have their day in the sun.

4)  ... think it's time for women's team sports to have their day in the sun, there are so many great talented girls already involved, ...

5)  ... with digital editions of traditional magazines yet to have their day in the sun.

6)  ... where he saw the most recent class of inductees have their day in the sun. It's a lot of fun to sit on the dais and ...

7)  It allows some of the smaller nations to have their day in the sun.

8)  We're looking forward to seeing them have their day in the sun. They're an amazing band.

9)  ... why are you such a bully? Let the nerds have their day in the sun just this once. Don't worry -- they won't stay out here too ...

10)  ... it's about time for vegetables to have their day in the sun, probably at the expense of pork fat.

11)  OPEC has had its day in the sun, and now, the oil producing countries will have to look to other avenues ...

12)  Post-modernism and moral relativism had its day in the sun in the 1990s, its light has faded, ...

13)  Analysts believe that the PC has had its day in the sun, ...

14)  While the House can argue that advanced biofuels has had its day in the sun, why wouldn't they strive to reduce consumption of petroleum-derived products by promoting ...

15)  Afridi had his day in the sun, now it's someone else's turn to bask. Good on ya, ...

16)  ... he had his day in the sun -- landing some crucial points when things looked to be going against his side to ...

17)  Voting closes on Sunday night - will women's football have its day in the sun?

18)  "Alcan will have its day in the sun," he says. "It's the western world's lowest-cost producer, ...

19)  ... fundamental misunderstanding of monetary policy. # " Gold will have its day in the sun at other points down the road, ...

20)  "I will have my day in the sun," he said. "I am hopeful this time."