Definition of field day noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


field day

BrE BrE//ˈfiːld deɪ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfiːld deɪ//
(North American English) (British English sports day) School life
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  • a special day at school when there are no classes and children compete in sports events See related entries: School life
  • Idioms (North American English, British English) to be given the opportunity to do something that you enjoy, especially something that other people do not approve of The tabloid press had a field day with the latest government scandal. Shoplifters appear to have had a field day at the January sales.
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