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save the day

Meaning: If you save the day, you do something to ensure success or to solve a serious problem.

For example:

  • It looked like we were going to lose the game, but Ronaldo saved the day by kicking two late goals.

  • Then a guy rides in on a white horse and saves the day by killing the bad guys and rescuing the girl.

Quick Quiz:

The character in a movie who saves the day is
  1. the director
  2. the hero
  3. the victim

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