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Meaning of “in broad daylight” in the English Dictionary

"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 ​expectedcoyotes to come into ​ouryard in broad ​daylight.
(Definition of in broad daylight from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “in broad daylight”
in Chinese (Simplified) 大白天, 光天化日之下…
in Chinese (Traditional) 大白天, 光天化日之下…
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