have a field day

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of have a field day

: to get a lot of pleasure and enjoyment from doing something used especially to describe getting enjoyment from criticizing someone, making fun of someone, etc.
  • If word of his involvement in this scandal ever leaks out, the newspapers are going to have a field day.
  • Journalists have had a field day with this scandal.

Word by Word Definitions

field play
  1. : an open land area free of woods and buildings

  2. : an area of land marked by the presence of particular objects or features

  3. : an area of cleared enclosed land used for cultivation or pasture

  1. : of or relating to a field: such as

  2. : growing in or inhabiting the fields or open country

  3. : made, conducted, or used in the field

  1. : to catch or pick up (something, such as a batted ball) and usually throw to a teammate

  2. : to take care of or respond to (something, such as a telephone call or a request)

  3. : to give an impromptu answer or solution to

day play
  1. : the time of light between one night and the next

  2. : daylight

  3. : daytime


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