Discuss idioms and slang from different English speaking countries.
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It means the preceding day.english-learner wrote:Hello,
Does this phrase " the other day" mean the next day or the preceding day?
Could you help me how to use it right?
For example, suppose you see a beautiful bird on Sunday. On Monday, you might tell someone, "I saw a beautiful bird the other day." Or you could say, "I saw a beautiful bird yesterday."
Sometimes "the other day" might even refer to two or more days ago. If a person isn't paying close attention to time and is just speaking casually, he or she might say, "I saw a deer the other day" when they really saw it a few days ago.