carry the day

carry the day & win the day
to be successful; to win a competition, argument, etc. (Originally meaning to win a battle.) •

Our team didn't play well at first, but we won the day in the end.

Preparation won the day and James passed his exams.

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{v. phr.}, {informal} To win completely; to succeed in getting one's aim accomplished. * /The defense attorney's summary before the jury helped him carry the day./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • carry the day — {v. phr.}, {informal} To win completely; to succeed in getting one s aim accomplished. * /The defense attorney s summary before the jury helped him carry the day./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • carry the day — If something carries the day, it wins a battle (the sense is that the battle has been long and could have gone either way) or competition for supremacy …   The small dictionary of idiomes

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  • carry\ the\ day — v. phr. informal To win completely; to succeed in getting one s aim accomplished. The defense attorney s summary before the jury helped him carry the day …   Словарь американских идиом

  • carry the day — provide enough energy or support, fill the gap    We need one more volunteer. If you can come it will carry the day …   English idioms

  • carry the day — win or be successful His fine performance in our company carried the day for us …   Idioms and examples

  • carry the day — phrasal win, prevail …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • carry the day — win, be triumphant; prevail …   English contemporary dictionary

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