from the year dot

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from/since the year dot

  (British & Australian) also from/since the year one (American)
for a very long time Children have been fascinated by ghost stories since the year dot.
See the seven year itch
See also: dot, year
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Steve added: "The judge may have been expecting a more traditional scene of a table covered in a pristine cloth with a wine bottle, but we've been doing traditional since the year dot.
The following is a tribute paid to her by another Fartown stalwart, Trevor Kaye: "Nancy seemed to be around since the year dot, and the first recollection of her was serving tea coffee and pies in the tea hut situated behind the goals at the scoreboard end of the old Fartown ground.
He allows evil to take place in the world because he honours men's free will which he has done so since the year dot when he allowed Adam to disobey him.
Oldest swinger was Birnie Lees who has been taking part since the year dot.
He said last month: "I can understand [the unhappiness] because in our country especially we are really big traditionalists and a lot of people have supported the club since the year dot, where it has been Hull City AFC.
But Tom is planning to do something else that's rather brilliant - donating one of his own kidneys to Grantly Budgen - a man's who's been on the waiting list for a sense of humour transplant since the year dot.
But Tom is also planning to do something else that's rather brilliant, donating one of his own kidneys to Grantly Budgen - a man's who's been on the waiting list for a sense of humour transplant since the year dot.
Bullying has been around since the year dot and always will be.
I love sport and it has been part of my life since the year dot.
Well, Graeme has been designing since the year dot and likes nothing more to sit in front of his computer and design.
The people who have been here since the year dot are the club and they keep the values and winning desire at the forefront of everything we do.
We are improving and it will take time, but we've got to aspire to being like Everton who have been in the Premier League since the year dot.
When the race was first elevated to Group 1 status in 2003 it was moved to race four on a card that opened with the Coventry, but in 2008 it returned to its traditional spot as the meeting's curtain-raiser, which is where it had been since the year dot.
Surely he is fluent by now as he has been here since the year dot but then again maybe that is one of his problems.
The biggest problem is the process applicants go through, because often it has been in place since the year dot when the ideal candidate was a young, white male, so forms and interview questions may be skewed with subtle cultural bias," added Mr Reid.