Have you ever had one of those days? This idiom refers to a day where things just don’t seem to go right. You burn your toast at breakfast, you can’t find anything to wear to work, you lose your car keys and have to take the bus, you get stuck in traffic, you’re late for work and miss an important meeting, your boss is angry, you spill coffee on your computer, and so on! I really hope you’re not having one of those days!
Dara gives us some more examples in the video below.
One of those days? One of which days?
Don’t be confused! One of those days is just a phrase which means an unlucky day or a day when everything seems to go wrong.
Let’s see how we can use this phrase naturally:
- Everything that could go wrong went wrong yesterday. It was just one of those days!
- I’m having one of those days. I slept in, so I had no time for breakfast. I missed the bus to school, so I had to walk. Then it started raining cats and dogs! [Sigh].
- A: Hey, Jeff! How’s it going, man?
- B: Oh, don’t ask! It’s just one of those days!
Have you ever had one of those days? Why not tell us about it in the comments section below?
It’s time to practice!
- Have you ever had a day where a number of things went wrong at once? What happened?
- What could you say to your boss if you made a few mistakes in one day?
- Did you ever have a day where things weren’t going your way, but then they improved significantly? What happened?
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