make a day of it

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make a day of it

Also, make a night of it. Devote a day (or night) to some pleasurable pursuit, as in Now that we're at the beach, let's make a day of it, or Since they missed the seven o'clock train, they decided to make a night of it. [Mid-1600s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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