one of those days


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(just) one of those days

A day in which many different things go wrong or not as desired; a frustrating or difficult day. Sorry for getting upset with you; it's just been one of those days. First the computer wouldn't turn on, then the Internet started acting up—I could tell it was going to be one of those days.
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one of those days

Also, just one of those days. A day when everything goes wrong, as in The car wouldn't start, I lost my glasses-it was one of those days. This expression was first recorded in 1936.
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one of those days

a day when several things go wrong.
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(just) one of those ˈdays

a day on which unpleasant things happen: It’s been one of those days. I lost my keys and then I fell over running for the bus.
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one of those days

A difficult or trying day.
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Moyes said: "We've not had many off-days this season or since before January last year, but this was just one of those days when it just didn't go well at all.
They just have to forget it as one of those days," says Carr, who made 289 appearances in seven years at Molineux.
Ever have one of those days when no matter what you do, it just isn't enough?
In the 1970's and '80's, when fewer stocks traded publicly on the New York Stock Exchange, a three-day-consecutive occurrence of 1,000 or more advancing issues in total, wherein one of those days produces considerably more (at least 1,000 advances greater than the number of declines), would often assert itself shortly after a significant stock market decline (which many people would call a "bear market"), usually at the very beginning of an upturn.