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.


Nearby words

  1. name of the game,
  2. name of the game, the,
  3. name part,
  4. name syndrome,
  5. name tape,
  6. name-brand,
  7. name-caller,
  8. name-calling,
  9. name-drop,
  10. name-dropper

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