daylight

day|light [ˈdeılaıt] n [U]
1.) the light produced by the sun during the day
in daylight
They're shy animals and don't often come out in daylight.
The park is open to the public during daylight hours .
If possible, it's better to work in natural daylight.
in broad daylight atbroad1 (7)
2.) (put) daylight between yourself and sb informal
if you put daylight between yourself and someone else, you make the distance or difference between you larger
Now the team need to put some daylight between themselves and their rivals for the championship.
3.) scare/frighten the (living) daylights out of sb informal
to frighten someone a lot
It scared the living daylights out of me when the flames shot out.
4.) beat/knock the (living) daylights out of sb informal
to hit someone a lot and seriously hurt them
5.) daylight robbery
BrE informal a situation in which something costs you a lot more than is reasonable
£2.50 for a cup of coffee? It's daylight robbery!

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • daylight — [dā′līt΄] n. 1. the light of day; sunlight 2. dawn; daybreak 3. full understanding or knowledge of something hidden or obscure 4. the approaching end of a task or an ordeal [to see daylight ahead] 5. [pl.] [Old Slang] Slang former the eyes 6 …   English World dictionary

  • Daylight — Day light ( l[imac]t), n. 1. The light of day as opposed to the darkness of night; the light of the sun, as opposed to that of the moon or to artificial light. [1913 Webster] 2. pl. The eyes. [Prov. Eng.] Wright. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Daylight — Daylight. См. Просвет. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

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  • Daylight — For other uses, see Daylight (disambiguation). World map showing the areas of the Earth receiving daylight around 13:00 UTC, April 2nd. Daylight or the light of day is the combination of all direct and indirect sunlight outdoors during the… …   Wikipedia

  • daylight — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ broad, full ▪ He was robbed in broad daylight. ▪ bright ▪ natural ▪ I prefer to work in natural daylight …   Collocations dictionary

  • Daylight — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel Daylight …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • daylight — [[t]de͟ɪlaɪt[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Daylight is the natural light that there is during the day, before it gets dark. It was still daylight but all the cars had their headlights on... Lack of daylight can make people feel depressed. Ant: night 2) N… …   English dictionary

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