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daylight

noun
     
day‧light [uncountable]
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

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2

(put) daylight between yourself and somebody

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 somebody

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 somebody

informal to hit someone a lot and seriously hurt them
5

daylight robbery

British English 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!

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