in broad daylight

in broad daylight
a) In ample natural illumination, during the daytime.

A fireball hurtled across the southern Tucson sky in broad daylight Saturday morning.

b) In a blatant and publicly visible manner.

Its still too dangerous for the wife of a journalist who was murdered in the street in broad daylight.


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