Idiom of the Day
year dot | year one
Today: Mon, 15 Oct 2018
You can say "the year dot", or "the year one", when you're talking about a very, very long time ago.
- There have been people living in Australia since the year dot, but Europeans have only been there for about two hundred years.
- People have been interested in the stars and the moon since the year one.
Note: "The year dot" is more common in British and Australian English, while "the year one" is more common in American English.
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People have been living in the Nile valley since the year dot. They've been there