name the day
Fix the date for a wedding, as in Her parents pressed her to name the day. This expression was first recorded in 1766. However, similar usages for specifying a time, such as name the time, date from the late 1500s.
Presidents’ Day Isn’t The Real Name Of The February HolidayJust be glad we don’t have to celebrate His Exalted Highness Day.
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