Meaning of “make a day/night/evening/weekend of it” in the English Dictionary

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"make a day/night/evening/weekend of it" in British English

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make a day/night/evening/weekend of it

to make an activity longer or combine a series of activities so that they last for the whole of that particular period of time:

We wanted to drive up the coast, so we decided to make a weekend of it.
We don't go out often so we thought we'd make a day of it.

(Definition of “make a day/night/evening/weekend of it” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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