in all one's born days

Ever, as in I've never seen so much snow, not in all my born days. This folksy colloquial usage literally means “since I was born.” [Mid-1700s]


Nearby words

  1. in absentia,
  2. in addition,
  3. in advance,
  4. in aeternum,
  5. in all,
  6. in all probability,
  7. in and of itself,
  8. in antis,
  9. in any case,
  10. in arms

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