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a week from next Tuesday

An unspecified date or time far in the future, sometimes used to denote a time that will never come to pass. At this rate, it will be a week from next Tuesday before I'm ready to start writing this report. You can keep crying until a week from next Tuesday and I still won't buy you that new video game.
See also: next, Tuesday, week

a week is a long time in politics

Due to the fast-changing pace of the political landscape, the fortunes of a politician or political group can change drastically just in the course of a single week. The phrase is attributed to British Prime Minister Harold Wilson, c. 1964. The challenger is enjoying a surge in popularity after the debate, but there's still time before the election, and a week is a long time in politics.
See also: long, politics, time, week

any day

No set or specific time or date; any time. I don't need the report back immediately, any day will do.
See also: any

hell week

A week in which new recruits or pledges of an organization, especially a college fraternity or sorority, are subjected to a series of hazing rituals prior to initiation. Why anyone would want to endure something as mean-spirited and juvenile as "hell week" just to join a frat is beyond me. I'm really eager to join Delta Gamma, but I'm really nervous about hell week!
See also: hell, week

flavor of the week

Something temporary. The phrase is often used to describe fleeting romantic relationships. I wouldn't get too attached to Katie, she's just Ralph's flavor of the week—they'll break up in no time. You change majors all the time, and Biology is just the flavor of the week, trust me!
See also: flavor, of, week

by the day

Per day; at a daily rate. You can't afford to miss work when you get paid by the day. I'm renting this hotel room by the day because I could get my next travel assignment at any time.

by the week

Per week; at a weekly rate. I'm renting this apartment by the week because I could get my next travel assignment at any time.
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days running

Consecutive days. If you've been sick for 10 days running, you should probably go to the doctor.
See also: days, running

make a day/night/week of it

To use all or most of a day, night, week, etc., doing something, rather than just a portion of it, so that the experience can be enjoyed to a greater degree. Why don't we pack a picnic, head to the trailhead early, and make a day of it hiking around the area? I think we should all split the cost of a villa near the beach and make a week of it!
See also: make, night, of, week

week after week

Repeatedly over a course of many weeks; over and over again over many weeks. Used especially of things that occur on a weekly basis. We've been coming back to this restaurant week after week—I think it's time to try somewhere new. Week after week we worked on that treehouse, until, on the very last day of summer, we finished.
See also: after, week

week by week

Weekly; on a weekly basis. Our subscriber base has grown week by week, and we're nearly at our target. If you set small goals and work on them day by day and week by week, you'll find that you can accomplish more than you thought possible.
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weeks on end

Several weeks in a row. We've been waiting to close on this house for weeks on end and are getting pretty impatient.
See also: end, on, week

weeks running

Consecutive weeks. If you've been sick for two weeks running, you should probably go to the doctor.
See also: running, week

by the day

one day at a time. I don't know when I'll have to leave town, so I rent this room by the day.

by the week

one week at a time. I plan my schedules by the week. Where can I rent a room by the week?
See also: week

days running

 and weeks running; months running; years running
days in a series; months in a series; etc. (Follows a number.) I had a bad cold for five days running. For two years running, I brought work home from the office every night.
See also: days, running

inside a week

in less than a week. We must get all this sorted out inside a week; all right? We've got inside a week to get it right.
See also: inside, week

week in, week out

Fig. every week, week after week. We have the same old food, week in, week out. I'm tired of this job. I've done the same thingweek in, week outfor three years.
See also: out, week

any day

1. No particular time, as in It doesn't matter when; any day is fine with me.
2. Also, any day now. Quite soon, as in I might get a call any day, or There could be a snowstorm any day now.
3. Also, any day of the week. Every day, as in I could eat fresh corn any day of the week. All three senses employ any in the sense of "no matter which," a usage dating from a.d. 1000.
See also: any

by the day

Also, by the hour or week or month or year . According to a specific time period, as in I'm renting this car by the day, or He's being paid by the hour. This usage generally describes some kind of rate. [1400s]

any day

1 at any time. 2 used to express your strong preference for something under any circumstances.
2 2003 Royal Academy Magazine Give me Bruegel rather than Michelangelo any day.
See also: any

knock someone into the middle of next week

hit someone very hard. informal
See also: knock, middle, next, of, week

any day (now)

(spoken) very soon: The letter should arrive any day now.
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ˈany day (of the week)

used for showing that you prefer one thing or person to another: I’d rather have him than his brother any day of the week.
See also: any

days, weeks, etc. on ˈend

several days, weeks, etc., one after another: She stays away from home for days on end.He sits watching TV for hours on end.
See also: end, on

...days, weeks, etc. ˈhence

(formal) a number of days, etc. from now: The true consequences will only be known several years hence.

the day, week, month, etc. before ˈlast

the day, week, etc. just before the most recent one; two days, weeks, etc. ago: I haven’t seen him since the summer before last.
See also: before, last

ˌweek after ˈweek

(informal) continuously for many weeks: Week after week the drought continued.
See also: after, week

ˌweek by ˈweek

as the weeks pass: Week by week he grew a little stronger.
See also: week

week ˌin, week ˈout

happening every week: I’m tired of the same old routine week in, week out.
See also: out, week

a ˌweek toˈmorrow, on ˈMonday, etc.

(British English) (also a ˌweek from toˈmorrow, ˈMonday, etc. American English, British English ) seven days after the day that you mention: It’s my birthday a week on Tuesday.
See also: on, week

a ˌweek ˈyesterday, last ˈMonday, etc.

(especially British English) seven days before the day that you mention: It was a week yesterday that we heard the news.
See also: last, week
References in classic literature ?
Now we have had a week of fog and rain, and whether the windows are open or not, the smell is here.
For fully a week they were quite blissfully happy, thinking that belonging to a union meant an end to all their troubles.
In that day, a master may hire a man for only just one day, or one week, or one month at a time, if he wants to.
Tis true, 'said Peter,' I'm alive: I keep my station in the world: Once in the week I just contrive To get my whiskers oiled and curled.
He left a message that he was in London for a week, and would be glad if you would dine with him tomorrow at his club.
Weeks to Philip seemed a man of middle age, but he was in point of fact little more than thirty.
I agreed with George, and suggested that we should seek out some retired and old-world spot, far from the madding crowd, and dream away a sunny week among its drowsy lanes - some half-forgotten nook, hidden away by the fairies, out of reach of the noisy world - some quaint-perched eyrie on the cliffs of Time, from whence the surging waves of the nineteenth century would sound far-off and faint.
But I determined to learn the business of waiting, and did so within a few weeks and was restored to my former position.
With his knowledge of languages, the respect shown him by the French, his simplicity, his readiness to give anything asked of him (he received the allowance of three rubles a week made to officers); with his strength, which he showed to the soldiers by pressing nails into the walls of the hut; his gentleness to his companions, and his capacity for sitting still and thinking without doing anything (which seemed to them incomprehensible), he appeared to them a rather mysterious and superior being.
I only wanted to make it plain that we don't require a house party next week.
During those several weeks he saw Ruth half a dozen times, and each time was an added inspiration.
If I could for weeks endure you both, can you not for a little while endure each other?
She has never seen Auburn, and during the weeks whose history as it shaped itself in my brain I have endeavored to relate, was living at her home in Oakland, wondering where her lover was and why he did not write.
Have you then forgotten the six or seven weeks I spent under your roof last autumn?
What have you been doing for the last two weeks, Dele?