Field Day Definition

A day of athletic events and contests.
Webster's New World
A day devoted to military exercises and display.
Webster's New World
A day spent in outdoor scientific study.
Webster's New World
An occasion of enjoyably exciting events, extraordinary opportunity, or highly successful activity.
The press had a field day with the senator's confession.
Webster's New World
(US military, speficially US Navy and US Marine Corps) A day on which there is top-to-bottom all-hands cleaning.

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Origin of Field Day

  • Apparently the idiomatic usage is derived from the "parade day" military use. A parade is much easier than the soldiers’ usual drilling and forced exercise.

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