break of the day

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Noun1.break of the day - the first light of daybreak of the day - the first light of day; "we got up before dawn"; "they talked until morning"
time of day, hour - clock time; "the hour is getting late"
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In the gloom before the break of the day their uniforms glowed a deep purple hue.
The Wallsend potter claimed the overall first prize as well as the award for the top break of the day.
The highest break of the day was achieved by John Welsh with a magnificent 124.
And pool player Jamie Tudor, on his debut, collected the highest break of the day with 78 and knocked out favourite Michael White before losing to Ford in the last four.
CBS with ``The Price Is Right'' (soon to be followed by ``Judge Judy'') plus Stanford 14-points up at halftime on DTV means there's a window for the first bathroom break of the day.
After sharing the first four frames, it was Slessor's deciding-frame break of 118 which not only won him the match 3-2 and the winner's PS120 prize but also earned him the PS10 highest break of the day award - which had previously been held by Wilson with a 116.