event Idioms & Phrases


blessed event

  • noun the live birth of a child
    blessed event.
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chance event

  • noun anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause
    fortuity; stroke; accident.
    • winning the lottery was a happy accident
    • the pregnancy was a stroke of bad luck
    • it was due to an accident or fortuity
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diving event

  • noun an athletic competition that involves diving into water
    diving.
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dramatic event

  • noun an episode that is turbulent or highly emotional
    drama.
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event planner

  • noun someone who plans social events as a profession (usually for government or corporate officials)
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field event

  • noun a competition that takes place on a field rather than on a running track
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happy event

  • noun the live birth of a child
    blessed event.
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in any event

  • adverb used to indicate that a statement explains or supports a previous statement; anyhow, they're quiet"; anyway, it's gone"; in any case, there was a brief scuffle"
    anyway; at any rate; anyways; anyhow; in any case.
    • Anyhow, he is dead now
    • I think they're asleep
    • I don't know what happened to it
    • anyway, there is another factor to consider
    • I don't know how it started
    • in any event, the government faced a serious protest
    • but at any rate he got a knighthood for it
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natural event

  • noun an event that happens
    occurrent; happening; occurrence.
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news event

  • noun a newsworthy event
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periodic event

  • noun an event that recurs at intervals
    periodic event.
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recurrent event

  • noun an event that recurs at intervals
    periodic event.
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sales event

  • noun an occasion (usually brief) for buying at specially reduced prices
    cut-rate sale; sale.
    • they held a sale to reduce their inventory
    • I got some great bargains at their annual sale
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social event

  • noun an event characteristic of persons forming groups
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spacecraft event time

  • noun the coordinated universal time on board the spacecraft
    SCET.
    • SCET = TRM + OWLT
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swimming event

  • noun an athletic competition that involves swimming
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three-day event

  • noun an equestrian competition; the first day is dressage; the second is cross-country jumping; the third is stadium jumping
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track event

  • noun a footrace performed on a track (indoor or outdoor)
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turn of events

  • noun an unforeseen development
    twist; turn.
    • events suddenly took an awkward turn
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