It really makes Tim Bowen’s day to write this latest article on idioms.

When it came to the last royal wedding, the big day (the wedding day) was a glorious success. Some people decided to make a day of it (spend the whole day and not just part of it doing something enjoyable) and hold a street party. Others were content to watch the event on television, saying that it’s not every day that you get the chance to watch a royal wedding (it’s unusual and special) and it was good to see the bride, in particular, enjoying her day in the sun (the time when someone is young, successful or famous). For many people it made their day to be able to witness such a display of pageantry (made them very happy).

There were those, of course, who had been against the whole thing from day one (from the very beginning) and who were less charitable in their assessment of the event. Some complained that they were sick and tired of reading about the royal couple day in, day out and day after day (every day for a long time), while others argued that there was no place for royalty in this day and age (in the modern age) and that the monarchy had had its day (was no longer relevant) or even that its days are numbered (it is only a matter of time before it ceases to exist).

All in all though, the day passed off well (was a success), although some of us were grateful that we were on days (working during the day) on that particular day and not on nights.