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Red-letter Day


A lucky day; a day to be recalled with delight. In almanacks, saintsʹ days and holidays are printed in red ink, other days in black.

That day, … writes the doctor, was trulya red-letter day to me.”—Wauters: Stanley’s Emin Expedition, chap. vi. p. 111.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Red Hat (The)
Red Heads
Red Herring (The)
Red Herring
Red Indians (of Newfoundland)
Red Kettle (A)
Red-laced Jacket
Red Land (The)
Red-lattice Phrases
Red Laws (The)
Red-letter Day
Red Man
Red Men
Red Rag (The)
Red Republicans
Red Rose Knight (The)
Red Rot (The)
Red Sea
Red Snow
Red Tape

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