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hello every one,

Can we use the word "D-day" to refer some ones birthday.for instace:

Come on man..!have fun and enjoy after all its your d-day.

Is taht ok to use??

THAKS
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Hi,

No.

Clive
Thanks for replying.Could you please tell me that what occasions we can use the word D-day for?
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D-day can be used by military men to call the day when some military operatons will start.
And D-day also is a historical date (06.06.1944)
This is written in my refence book
Thanks alot.It means that d-day's use is very limited.! like people refer it for some one's wedding day,as:

"she is preparing for her d-day."

how can we use it in a sentence for militents could you plz give me an example?
I don't know I've just translated the article from my electronic reference book. Maybe it could be used when you're talking about the day which was planned before?
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Hi,

You can use D-Day in a figurative sense. The idea is that you are embarking on some important and risky activity for which the outcome is uncertain.

A birthday does not sound like this. I suppose a wedding might, depending on how each partner feels about the idea of getting married. Emotion: wink ie Is it risky? Is the outcome uncertain?

how can we use it in a sentence for militents could you plz give me an example?

The soldiers landed in Normandy on D-Day.

August 5th. was D-Day for the latest Coalition operation in Southern Afghanistan.

Do you really mean 'militants'? That does not exactly mean the same as 'soldiers'. 'Militant' is an uncommon word that has become common again as a result of the war on terror. It has a lot of political overtones, because it recognizes someone as a fighter but not as a soldier. Ther are also other related words, eg insurgents. It's quite an interesting topic, but not related to this thread.

Best wishes, Clive
Thanks Clive,so kind of you.Your explanation is really helpful now and d-day is somewat clear to me now as a risky or uncertain thingEmotion: smilemarriage could be some what risky I suppose in some cases;),thakns alot for telling me the differece b/w militants n soldiers,I would really like to know more about it but definitley in another thread,I really didnt know the difference before.Bundle of thanks for you[G][A].
I'd like to give one more opinion.

D-Day, H-Hour... they are certainly borrowered from the military, but they can apply to any situation that requires a lot of advance planning. While the most famous D-Day was part of WWII, it's not "the" D-Day, but it was simply "a" D-Day.

For example, if you are preparing for a big software implementation, it wouldn't sound unusual to me to hear, in a meeting getting ready for that, "Okay folks, D-Day is only 8 days off. What remains to be done?"

A wedding, because it DOES require so much planning, could use a "D-Day," but because of the connotations that arise from that most famous D-Day and the other unforuntate comparisions between love and war, it's not a good idea.

You can even use "D-Day" to refer to the start of a vacation that you know your friend has been busily planning for months. It doesn't make sense to use it for a birthday, unless it's a big "milestone" birthday (like turning 40 or 50) that your friend has been talking about. "Oh, I can't believe I'm gonna turn the big four-oh." "That's coming right up, isn't it? When is D-Day, anyway?"
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