Idioms starting with ‘make’: make somebody’s day

Go ahead. Make my day.

This catchphrase (i.e. well-known expression) was made famous by Clint Eastwood when he played Dirty Harry in the 1983 film ‘Sudden Impact’. It also includes today’s idiom.

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make somebody’s day – to make someone happy

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The character Dirty Harry used this idiom in order to threaten violence. However, it is usually used in a much more positive way.
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The example sentence in the video can be used after something has happened that makes a person happy. It uses the present perfect tense (i.e. has made) because the day is not over yet.

Here are some examples of how the idiom can be used using different tenses.
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Example 1:

Present Perfect Tense. πŸ˜‰

A: Thank you so much for all the support you give me. I don’t know what I would do without you.

B: Aw, thanks! I had been feeling a bit down this morning, but that has really made my day.
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Example 2:

Simple Past Tense. πŸ˜‰

It really made my day when my boss told me that she had appreciated all my hard work.
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Example 3:

Simple Present Tense. πŸ˜‰

Seeing your cheerful face really makes my day.
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Example 4:

First Conditional. πŸ˜‰

It will really make my day if you bring me breakfast in bed.
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