Make My Day
Make My Day : Phrases
Carry on with what you are doing - it will give me an excuse to behave badly.
This line was made famous by the Clint Eastwood character Inspector (Dirty) Harry Callahan in the 1983 film Sudden Impact - the fourth film of the Dirty Harry series. Callahan encouraged felons to commit crimes so that he would have an excuse to shoot them. In Sudden Impact he dares a crook to shoot his hostage with the line "Go on punk, make my day".
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Dirty Harry wasn't the first to use the phrase with that meaning though. It had been spoken earlier by the character Tom Walsh - played by Gary Swanson in the film Vice Squad (1982). In that film the line was, "Go ahead scumbag, make my day".