save the day


: to make a bad situation end successfully
Just when things looked hopeless, my brother came along and saved the day.

Examples of save the day in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mackie then told his fellow actors the woman ran out of the restaurant, and luckily for him, a waiter swooped in to save the day. Lauren Huff,, 14 June 2024 Thankfully, Papa’s Weeder on Amazon is here to save the day—and your knees and back. Marilyn La Jeunesse, Better Homes & Gardens, 11 June 2024 Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg star in this buddy comedy about the two cops who almost never get to the save the day, but they’re forced into action when the legends at the precinct make a fatal mistake. Brian Tallerico, Vulture, 4 June 2024 In a wintery ad, a snowstorm threatens beer dropoff to a small-town bar, but a determined deliveryman, a team of horses and a Labrador retriever help save the day. Jager Weatherby, New York Daily News, 10 Feb. 2024 Good news: Max manages to distract our bad guy and get out of the way of his gun — just in time for Josh (Matt Lauria) and Serena (Ariana Guerra) to save the day. Michael Schneider, Variety, 20 May 2024 This year, Hyde won’t be able to send the Bautista-Signal down to the bullpen, and no 6-foot-8 mountain of a man will walk out of it to save the day. Jacob Calvin Meyer, Baltimore Sun, 19 Feb. 2024 From there, Jesse Boone (Noah Mills) and Jane Tennant (Vanessa Lachey) work to find Cruz, also known as Tala Flores, and save the day. William Earl, Variety, 7 May 2024 At times, trouble may escalate, but Mila’s refusal to give up helps save the day. Common Sense Media, Washington Post, 29 Mar. 2024

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“Save the day.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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