have a field day
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
: an open land area free of woods and buildings
: an area of land marked by the presence of particular objects or features
: an area of cleared enclosed land used for cultivation or pasture
: of or relating to a field: such as
: growing in or inhabiting the fields or open country
: made, conducted, or used in the field
: to catch or pick up (as a batted ball) and usually throw to a teammate
: to take care of or respond to (as a telephone call or a request)
: to give an impromptu answer or solution to
: the time of light between one night and the next
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up have a field day? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).