other day, the

the other day

At some point in the recent past. Just the other day I was saying to Bob that I'd love to travel to France. I forgot to tell you that I got a postcard from Mary the other day.
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other day, the

One day recently, a short time ago, as in I saw her in the museum the other day. This term originally meant either "the next day" or "the preceding day" (tomorrow or yesterday). In its current meaning it was first recorded in 1421.
See also: other
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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