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No particular time, as in
It doesn't matter when; any day is fine with me
any day now
. Quite soon, as in
I might get a call any day
There could be a snowstorm any day now
any day of the week
. Every day, as in
I could eat fresh corn any day of the week
. All three senses employ
in the sense of “no matter which,” a usage dating from
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
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