have a field day

idiom

: 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.

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Recent Examples on the Web Wayne Industries Gotham TikTok would have a field day. Bethy Squires, Vulture, 28 Apr. 2024 Whereas Republicans had no doubt planned to have a field day should Hunter have been acquitted, his guilty conviction cut against their narrative that the legal system is rigged against them. Maryalice Parks, ABC News, 12 June 2024 Miniature enthusiasts will have a field day in the gift shop. Jessamine Chan, Travel + Leisure, 14 May 2024 Serious historians will have a field day with Putin’s countless inaccuracies and lies. John Hewko, The Mercury News, 20 Feb. 2024 Celebrity watchers are about to have a field day with the Super Bowl on Sunday because the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers both have deep rosters of famous fans. Lisa Gutierrez, Kansas City Star, 9 Feb. 2024 Thinking back to the alienation of affection by robot (lawyers should have a field day with that one in custody battles), could a robot have a role in improving parent-to-parent or parent-to-child communication? IEEE Spectrum, 31 July 2017 The Japanese right would have a field day, exclaiming that the country's reliance on the United States for its security had left it unable to defend its interests. Gerald L. Curtis, Foreign Affairs, 1 Mar. 2013 Would Trump and Republicans have a field day attacking Democratic insiders for pulling a fast one on the public? Ross Douthat, The Mercury News, 13 Feb. 2024

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“Have a field day.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/have%20a%20field%20day. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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