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Idioms

save the day

This page is about the idiom 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

a. the director

b. the hero

c. the victim

Idiom of the Day

Contributor: Matt Errey