why do we say “left for the day”.?

When somebody leaves the office in the evening for home, why do we say "left for the day" when they leaves for the night.

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  • day here signifies a week day (monday, tuesday etc..)

    so left for the day is not like the day time..

    its THE DAY..

  • This just means tht the person is gone and is not expected back until the next day. Sometimes people do say near the end of the work day that someone "has left for the evening. Both work equally well.

  • because they literally left for the day, and they are not expected to return until the next day. I know at my office people call from different time zones and don't always realize our work day is ending while they may still have a couple of hours left in their work day.

    Sometimes people do leave in the evening and return later that very evening. So to avoid all confusion it's easier to say, "left for the day"

  • Communism is a system of ecnomic organization in which all means of ownership and operation of an economy are in the hands of the government. Fascism is the polar opposite, where all means of ownership and operation of an economy are privately held. Both are held to be extreme positions. Socialism, on the other hand was a concept devised to create a balance between the two. Therefore, where large amounts of capital needed to be raised but the operations could not be trusted to private hands (greed getting in the way) many of the services the public requires on a consistent basis, like utilities, public transportation, education, and public lands were made cheaper to operate and distrubute to the public by eleminating the money grubbing middleman and turning those operations over to government. Therefore, when you take your kids fishing in a public park for a nominal sum, when you drive in the street, when the streets are lit up at night, when you send your kids to school for free you are partaking in these manifestations of socialism -which strives to exist somewhere in the middle ground, allowing for Privatization where Privatization does its job best and government ownership and control, where government does the job best. This works so long as the government is NOT controlled by big monied interests. Government and business are not one and the same but the two have been confounded ever since Ronald Reagan took the oath of office. And the nation has been headed toward fascism ever since, especially with the passage of Citizens United which has allowed corporations unlimited means with which to purchase our government. In these terms, between the absolutes, fascism and communism, socialism operating effectively somewhere along the public and private spectrum is the only hope for liberty, the only "middle ground." The founders of this nation deeply distrusted corporations and only allowed them to be formed IF they could prove they were serving the public interest. Such were the measures they took, like separation of church and state - NO state sponsored religion, so that no one person or group of individuals could have too much power in this country. Liberty is the freedom from oppression from groups or individuals, religious and economic that have too much power - and especially tend to abuse that power. The founders could not have foreseen the disaster the industrial reovlution and the military industrial complex wrecked on thier de-centralized cottage industry capitalism. Therefore certain regulations were created to bring things back under control. The fascist right has worked deliberately and steadily over the last few decades to dismantle those measures and return the nation to ecnomic chaos. Small wonder when record bankruptcies (Enron) began to surface. Or that we had an all-out ecnomic collapse in 2008. And still the fascist perpetrators are being allowed to use the same measures: de-regulation, cutting the taxes of the rich … to yank more of the economy and the nation's publically held property, out of the hands of the public. More and more the fascists have their noses in the public's business: who they can marry, what they can read, what they should wear, what they can eat, where they can go to church, where to go entertain and exercise themselves - In the name of "LIBERTY." The only liberty involved here is that they, the far right, are increasingly being given the liberty to abuse power.

  • Day here denotes a duty period, for the whole of 24 hours, whether the work is done at day or at night. Therefore, when some body leaves the office, after completion of his duty, in that session, we say, he left for the day.

    The reasons are not far to seek. Earlier, people worked only in day time. It was only later on, then men started working even during night time.

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    why do we say "left for the day".?

    When somebody leaves the office in the evening for home, why do we say "left for the day" when they leaves for the night.

  • Gone For The Day

  • The word Left is the past tense of the word Leave (if I got my tense's right.)

    I'm leaving work.

    They left for the day.

    or I'm gone for the day.

  • GOOD QUESTION. like in France in the afternoon also they say good morning. so in the evening also it is interpretted as follows:


  • It means "end of TODAY". Next time he visits, it will obviously be the next day.

  • Because the sentence idicates that "Will meet u tommorow".there is no actual meaning for each and every sentence told by people.

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