Meaning of “have a field day” in the English Dictionary

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"have a field day" in British English

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have a field day

to take advantage of an opportunity to do something you enjoy:

The newspapers had a field day when the wedding was announced (= they wrote a lot about it and printed many photographs of it).

(Definition of “have a field day” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"have a field day" in American English

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have a field day

to gain advantage or success from a situation, esp. one that is bad for someone else:

When the press found out about the stolen money, they had a field day.

(Definition of “have a field day” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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