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back in the day | back in the old days

This page is about the conversational phrase back in the day | back in the old days


You can say this if you're talking about a time long ago, or a time much earlier in your life.

For example

  • "Back in the day, all phones were connected to phone lines. We couldn't carry one around back then."

  • "Back in the old days, people rode horses. They didn't have cars back then."

Also "back then"

Quick Quiz

"Back in the day" or "back in the old days" could mean

a. 52 weeks ago

b. 52 years ago

c. 52 days ago

Contributor: Matt Errey