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    #1

    the other day

    Hi teachers,

    A: You look really nice today.
    B: Thank you. I just got this outfit the other day.
    A: Really, where did you get it?
    B: I got it from Macy's.

    What day does "the other day" exactly mean in the above? Does it mean "today, yesterday or the day before yesterday"?

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    Re: the other day

    not a teacher

    It means on a day not very long ago. It's not specific although it normally doesn't mean "yesterday" and never means "today".

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    Re: the other day

    The older I get, the longer ago "the other day" may be.
    Time really does go faster. What feels like "the other day" may have been weeks ago.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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