field day

field day
'field day
1.) have a field day informal
to have a chance to do a lot of something you want, especially the chance to criticize someone
The newspapers had a field day when the trial finished.
2.) AmE a day when students at a school have sports competitions and parents watch
British Equivalent: sports day

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