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English definition of “save the day”

save the day

to do something that solves a serious problem : My neighbour saved the day by agreeing to babysit at the last moment .Making things betterBecoming betterRestoring and reviving
(Definition of save the day from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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