Writing lucidly using the word ‘day’
Writing intelligently and lucidly …
Save the day .. It means somehow avoiding a very difficult and embarrassing situation.
Example sentences ..
a. One night, after everyone in our family had gone to bed, my sister’s in-laws arrived in our house un-announced. They were hungry and tired after a 12-hour long train journey. My mother had no ready food to serve them. The Pizza joints had also closed by then. Clueless about how and what she could serve to these honoured guests, my mother appeared totally tensed. At that point of time, I remembered that I had bought Dosa batter from the shop that morning along with other provision items. When I whispered this into my mother’s ears, she jumped with delight. The sense of relief was palpable in her face. She rushed to the kitchen, made crisp hot Dosas which our guests ate with great relish. Like this, the one-kilo packet of Dosa batter saved the day for mother and our family.
b. The Sri Lankan batsmen were battering the Indian bowlers with savage fury. There was no way the Indian captain could stanch the flow of runs. He was obviously baffled. At that point of time, a debutant who had come to the side as a middle-order batsman asked the captain if he could bowl an over or two. He commenced the bowling attack. The Sri Lankans found his deliveries very un-orthodox and somewhat unplayable. They fell into a defensive mode. The scoring rate plummeted sharply. Like this, the debutant batsman saved the day for his side.
c. One day, nearly all the computers in our office broke down simultaneously most likely due to virus attack. There was no way we could send an urgent file to our Head Office in London. The Manager pulled out his smart phone from his pocket, and loaded the file on to it, and managed to send it. Thus the tiny smart phone saved the day for us.
Carry the day .. It means winning or succeeding.
Example sentences …
a. The boy from the rural school had prepared for the debate in English weeks in advance. He had walked miles to reach the cyber café to access the internet, so that he could collect facts from Google. On the day of the debate, he had to contend with smart students from English medium schools who spoke with immaculate accent. However, they were shallow in facts because they had not done their homework well. The rural boy spoke falteringly, but he had marshaled so many facts that the judges heard his speech with rapt attention, nodding their heads approvingly. At the end of the debate, the rural boy with crude accent won the contest. He carried the day because he had done hard work, where as his English medium friends had fallen prey to complacency.
b. ‘Catching’ the ball flying off the bat is not easy in cricket. It needs sharp reflexes, and supple limbs and muscles. This is why, the slip fielders play such an important part in deciding the fate of a match. Even a weak team can carry the day against a formidable side if it holds the catches.
Have a field day … Get an opportunity to do some evil thing at the cost of someone else.
Example sentences …
a. The bank was closed for three consecutive days for the Pujah holidays and Sunday. Seeing this, a group of burglars dug a tunnel into the bank’s strong room from the adjacent site, broke open the lockers and fled with huge amount of cash and jewellery. Obviously, they had a field day and made use of the long break.
b. The farmer used to guard his corn fields against the herd of voracious parrots. He used many tactics to scare the hungry birds away. One day, he couldn’t come because he was sick. The parrots descended in droves on his field and munched away the tender corns. They had a field day in the corn field.
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