Red-letter day
Red-letter Red"-let`ter (-l?t`t?r), a. Of or pertaining to a red letter; marked by red letters. [1913 Webster]

{Red-letter day}, a day that is fortunate or auspicious; -- so called in allusion to the custom of marking holy days, or saints' days, in the old calendars with red letters. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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