Make my day

The meaning of the english idiom – Make my day

If something makes your day it satisfies you or makes you happy.

3 Responses to “Make my day”

  1. Make My Day — Satisfies or makes you happy? In the media usage by Det Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood, Dirty Harry series) the phase is somewhat sardonic if not pessimistic and satiric. It’s used as an ultimatum to let the perp know he’s about to cross a personal rubicon. It seems the character is happier when the perp doesn’t “make his day” then when he does.

  2. I agree with Richard, it is usually said when anyone wants to say give a reason to be happier and cause some damage, like Clint Eastwood.

  3. I have to disagree with Richard and Mohamed; You guys are being slightly short-sighted here. Long before (and after) Eastwood’s Dirty Harry, people used this phrase with all sincerity. Such as, if someone offered to do something nice for you and you would reply “Thanks, that would really make my day.” Therefore I believe this definition suits. Pop culture has a way of hijacking our perceptions sometimes.

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