before last

before last

Before the last such time period. This phrase is usually used with quantities of time, such as years, months, and weeks. I can't believe that Aunt Marie is in the hospital. I just talked to her the week before last, and she was totally fine! I got my degree the year before last.
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Glendale has lost three in a row, and three two-way starters were declared academically ineligible before last week's loss to Muir of Pasadena.
He changed his delivery from over-the-top to sidearm before last season, helping him go 4-3 with a 2.
Before last season, Harvard-Westlake had advanced to the quarterfinals or better for three consecutive years.
Hot import: Calabasas has an intriguing prospect in lineman Ezra Beaton, a 6-3, 230-pound junior who played rugby in South Africa before moving to California before last season.
Birmingham, which had won three games in three years from 1997 to 1999 before last season's breakout campaign, returns most of its key starters, including quarterback Scott Jensen.
Running back Archie Amerson, who was the team's starting cornerback a week before last season started, then switched positions and gained 1,117 yards, has bulked up.