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    One of these days is none of these days

    Dear teacher,

    ONE OF THESE DAYS IS NONE OF THESE DAYS.

    What is this saying means?

    I have looked up the dictionary and found "one of these days" means very soon, in no time. Sadly, I can't find "none of these days". What is the saying actually means?

    Thanks for your time!

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    Re: One of these days is none of these days

    It's a play on words, as the phrases are similar. "None of these days" means "never."

    And "one of these days" does not mean "soon." It means at some indefinite point in the future. It may even refer to something that is desired, but unlikely to actually happen. Like "One of these days, I'm going to learn to play guitar."

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    #3

    Re: One of these days is none of these days

    Dear SoothingDave ,

    Thank you so much!

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    Re: One of these days is none of these days

    I should note that "none of these days" makes sense in the example you cited. It is not a common expression. One can make sense of it because it is a play on words with "one of these days."

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    Re: One of these days is none of these days

    hi,

    Can I compare it with

    "Proscratination is as good as omission"

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    Re: One of these days is none of these days

    The idea seems to be the same, but the first is a more natural and easier to understand slogan.

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    Re: One of these days is none of these days

    fanstastic, thanks!

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