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15 / 04 / 2004

TO HAVE A FIELD DAY: meaning and examples

Good morning.

Today we will look at an idiomatic expression, one of thousands that exist in the English language:

Today's Idiomatic Expression is: to have a field day

It means: to have the chance to do something that you enjoy a lot, especially when it causes trouble for someone else. It's often used to refer to the activity of criticising someone.

Example 1
The newspapers are having a field day with the rumours of David Beckham's love affairs.

Example 2
Now that things are going badly in Iraq, the press is having a field day criticising Bush.

Do you like idioms? There are lots of Internet sites that specialise in idiomatic expressions. Here's one that you may want to visit:

The Idiom Connection

Have a good day!