year dot


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the year dot

The beginning of time; an extremely long time ago; the distant past. Our family line has presided over this land from the year dot. Giant sea turtles have been coming to this part of the island to mate since the year dot.
See also: dot, year

year dot

An unspecified date in time that occurred long ago, usually used in the phrases "since year dot" and "from year dot." My grandmother always says that she's loved cooking since year dot, but my grandfather is quick to point out that she hated cooking when they first met.
See also: dot, year
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As a councillor she should know full well that those in 'mansions' pay far more council tax than those in inner city areas, and from the year dot have subsidised half the population of the city who either can't pay or won't pay.
I think children should start from a very early age, the year dot, really.
Oldest swinger was Birnie Lees who has been taking part since the year dot.
In yesterday's exclusive serialisation of her new autobiography Before The Year Dot June, 86, admitted the early death of her sister Micie left her constantly searching for affection from men to fill the void.
The actress - who has played chainsmoker Dot Cotton (now Branning) since the RTE One soap began in 1985 - tells the story in the first extract from her moving book, Before The Year Dot.
Many forget that Sharapova, who seems to have been around since the year dot, is still only 24.
This was about protecting a building in the city that has been a part of Cardiff 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.
Cllr Griffin, aged 63, said: "I have been worried about that, because I have been a Conservative from the year dot.
government in a stand over users' freedom of expression - a cause they have championed since the year dot com.
PASSING on inside info has been around the racing game since the year dot.
Coun James said: "The name Woodhouse has been synonymous with chain-making in Cradley Heath since the year dot.
Wouldn't be Christmas without it or the Blue Peter wreath made from coat hangers my daughter constructed in 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.
Syngenta (and previous other names) has been there since the year dot.