Meaning of “in broad daylight” in the English Dictionary

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"in broad daylight" in British English

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in broad daylight

If a crime is committed in broad daylight, it happens during the day, when it could have been seen and prevented:

Thieves had broken into the house in broad daylight.

(Definition of “in broad daylight” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"in broad daylight" in American English

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in broad daylight

when anyone could see what is happening:

We never expected coyotes to come into our yard in broad daylight.

(Definition of “in broad daylight” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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