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What does "a day in the life" mean? Is it an idiom?


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"A day in the life" is more a kind of "theme" or general idea rather than an idiom. "A day in the life" means the events that generally occur in the space of one's day. Ex: Cleaning up sick is a day in the life of being a nurse. Ex: A day in the life of a celebrity must be amazing but a lot of work.

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