the next thing I knew
This page is about the conversational phrase the next thing I knew
You can say this when you're describing something that happened to you suddenly and unexpectedly.
- "I was walking along, and the next thing I knew there was this huge explosion and smoke everywhere."
- "You fainted at work?"
"That's right. I was at my desk, and the next thing I knew I was on the floor."
Kyle said, "I was driving along, and the next thing I knew
Contributor: Matt Errey