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Ralph Araujo
Go ahead. Make my day!

Could somebody help me what means "Go ahead. Make my day." Please sorry if it is a bad world or a bad expression


Aug 27, 2016 11:54 PM
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Denise explained it very well, but let me elaborate.  The expression comes from a line in a Clint Eastwood movie.  He meets some criminals in the process of a robbery, and pulls out his gun.  The expression is sarcastic, and means "Go ahead, keep doing what you are doing, forcing me to shoot you.  If you do that, it will 'make my day', which means it will make my day worthwhile."  It is a threat to the criminals, telling them that if they proceed with the robbery, he will be forced to shoot them, which he would like to do anyway, but because he is a 'good guy', he won't shoot them unless he has to.
August 28, 2016
It is not a bad expression, but it is important to know that it can be a rude one. "Make my day" is literally asking for someone to make your day better, but it is often used sarcastically. To say "Go ahead, make my day" really means: "What you are about to say inconviences me".
August 28, 2016
It is not a bad word or expression. It means "try me." Usually this expression is used when someone is angry at someone else and is daring them to take action. Hope this helps!
August 28, 2016
Here is a YouTube video with a clip of the scene  

Sudden Impact - "Go Ahead Make My Day." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ishbTwXf1g


August 28, 2016
Ralph Araujo
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English, Spanish
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English