a conventional expression used at meeting or parting during the daytime.
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How to use good day in a sentence
Whether you lose your device, forget your password or for whatever reason are locked out of your iOS device, having a backup plan can mean the difference between a good day and a nightmare.7 of the Best iPhone Tips and Tricks for the New iOS 15 | Patrick Lucas Austin | September 24, 2021 | Time
Then Robles was retired on that questionable third strike, which Martinez panned as the glaring mistake of an otherwise good day for Mahrley behind the plate.A missed call and missed opportunities seal Braves’ three-game sweep of Nationals | Jesse Dougherty | May 6, 2021 | Washington Post
So let’s imagine that our one-of-a-kind-woman faces are a new kind of NFT, a currency backed by a life lived without hesitation in the sunshine of good days and bad.Justine Bateman's Aging Face and Why She Doesn't Think It Needs 'Fixing' | Susanna Schrobsdorff | April 11, 2021 | Time
While my husband, a rickshaw puller, could make up to Rs300 a day and Rs500 on some good days.One year since the world’s harshest lockdown, Indians want a “vaccine for poverty” | Niharika Sharma | March 25, 2021 | Quartz
Going back 92 years, Friday the 13ths that fall in November have not been good days for investor portfolios.As COVID cases spike, all eyes are on this streaming giant | Bernhard Warner | November 13, 2020 | Fortune
If they believe change has bettered their lives, 2016 could be another good day for Republicans.
It was a good day for the anniversary walk; sunny but not blistering.Philippe Petit’s Moment of Concern Walking the WTC Tightrope | Anthony Haden-Guest | August 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
On a good day, state news is under-covered, especially compared to its importance.
There was plenty of talk about that, but then I heard it was put to bed and they came out with A good day to Die Hard.‘24: Live Another Day’ Showrunners on the Finale, the Dangers of Drones, and Jack Bauer’s Future | Marlow Stern | July 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
That way, a bad day is not the end of the world, and a good day seems less unusual.
It was a good day for cyclists, for the main road to the town of Epping was crowded with thousands of them.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car | Thomas D. Murphy
From Yeovil to Torquay, through Exeter, with a stop at the latter place, was an unusually good day's run.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car | Thomas D. Murphy
They had gone but little further when the miller of the neighbouring mill passed them and bade them good-day.The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries | Charles G. Harper
You may imagine if Donald, who had sniffed a good day's work, meant to give up his bread and butter without a struggle.Friend Mac Donald | Max O'Rell
And with that he bid me ‘good day,’ and on the morrow he set sail in a full-rigged ship for the sunny land of Spain.The Whale and the Grasshopper | Seumas O'Brien
British Dictionary definitions for good day
a conventional expression of greeting or farewell used during the day
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with good day
Also, good afternoon or evening or morning. Formal ways of saying “Hello” or “Goodbye.” For example, He began rather oddly by addressing the audience with “Good day,” or “Good afternoon, ladies,” said the sales clerk as we walked out. All these greetings represent an abbreviation of the now obsolete God give you a good day (afternoon, etc.), which dates from about 1200. Also see good night.
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