red-letter day

a red-letter day
Fig. an important or significant day. (From the practice of printing holidays in red on the calendar.) •

Today was a red-letter day in our history.

It was a red-letter day for our club.

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{n. phr.} A holiday; memorable day (usually printed in red on calendars). * /The Fourth of July is a red-letter day./ * /It was a red-letter day for Felix, when he won the lottery./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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