a red-letter day

This page is about the idiom a red-letter day


A red-letter day is a day that is very important for some reason.

For example

  • The day Tatiana graduated from university was a red-letter day for her whole family. She was the first person in the family's history to get a university degree.

  • Today is a fantastic day for us - a real red-letter day! We've just been blessed with our first child - a beautiful baby boy!

Quick Quiz

Today is a red-letter day for our football club. For the first time ever, we've

a. missed out on the finals

b. failed to make a profit

c. won the championship
a) missed out on the finals b) failed to make a profit c) won the championship

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Contributor: Matt Errey

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