That’ll be the day -expression in English

That’ll be the day

 Another expression with “day” in English is:

That’ll be the day

It is used to say that we don’t believe something is going to happen. If it does happen then that “day” will be a day for celebration.

 

  • Mike: Dad, I promise that I will get up early every day to help you in the garden.
  • Tom: Yeh, yeh! That’ll be the day! I’ll believe it when I see it!
  • Mike: Dad, please! Give me a chance to show you I’ve changed.
  • Tom: Of course Mike. Do you want me to wake you up tomorrow?

The expression “that’ll be the day” is the title of a song written and sung by Buddy Holly. There was also a film with the same name which stars David Essex and Ringo Starr

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Other expressions with day:

That’ll be the day when he gets a proper job, I’m sure we’ll all celebrate. That car still works, but it has seen better days. I start my holidays in two days time. Day or date? I recognised you very easily, you don’t look a day older . 35 years old? No way, she’s 60 if she’s a day . OK, we’re all tired. Let’s call it a day. Things are going very well, but it’s early days yet. If it works out well I’ll celebrate by taking a day off . I had an accident and I have to go to the physiotherapist every other day

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