red-letter day

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - red-letter day

"red-letter day"

an important or significant day;

a special occasion;

a very happy or exciting day


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - red-letter day

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  You seem pretty happy and excited today.

Friend 2:  I'm having a red-letter day.

Friend 1:  What's happening?

Friend 2:  I got that promotion I've been waiting for for so long.  The girl I really like agreed to go out with me and I bought a scatch and win lottery ticket this morning and won ten thousand dollars.

Friend 1:  You won't soon forget this day.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - red-letter day

Two biologists are talking ...

Biologist 1:  Well, today is the day that I think it is finally time to release the hawk we have been nursing back to life.

Biologist 2:  Do you suppose it will survive in the wild after being so long in captivity?

Biologist 1:  Only time will tell but if the hawk is successful, we will look back on this as a red-letter day.

red-letter day - Usage:


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red-letter day - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for red letter day.

red-letter day - Examples:

1)  St. Peter's Day 1847 was a veritable red-letter day for the Australian Church. By some it has been called its birthday.

2)  June 30, 1911, is a red-letter day in the Fram's history, as on that day we intersected our course ...

3)  ... Synod finally passed the Act for the creation of the new dioceses, was a red-letter day in the history of the Church in Victoria.

4)  It was also a red-letter day for the Marlins as they played their first match.

5)  Along the history of waterbirth timeline within NSW stands a red-letter day. This day is 29 June 2010. It was on this day that ...

6)  The 10th day of Muharram is a red-letter day in our history. Known as Ashoura, it is the anniversary of the ...

7)  A 3% conversion rate is a champaign-popping, red-letter day at the office.

8)  November 15. -- A red-letter day. Our first important party since we have been in this house.

9)  Sunday was a red-letter day for 18-year-old Conor Shoemark, who scored his first success in Division Two.

10)  It's a bit of a red-letter day today. First, I won a small Premium Bond prize, then a ...

11)  Thursday, October 20, 2011, marks a red-letter day in the annals of Gaddafi's Libya and Africa, a day the great ...

12)  January 19, 2013 will be a red-letter day for Indian skipper MS Dhoni # On this day, for the very first ...

13)  The foundation stone was laid on March 29, 1953. It was a red-letter day for everyone in Jaffna.

14)  Today is a red-letter day in the annals of Moors Sports Club who will be celebrating their maiden triumph ...

15)  The fourth of April this year is a red-letter day on South Africa's investment calendar. It is the date on which international ...

16)  I figured this must have been a red-letter day for O'Neill, a day of sheer elation.

17)  ... its due admiration, when it was raised on the Independence Day midnight. The red-letter day has been celebrated since then with gaiety and pomp.

18)  It's a red-letter day in Bridget Jones's Diary -- the moment when she and Mark Darcy get ...

19)  ... a red-letter day in the young poet's life, and one which will never fade.

20)  I've given you a job to do among nations and governments -- a red-letter day! Your job is to pull up and tear down, take apart and ...