before last

before the most recent.

The year before last, we moved to the farm.

Usage notes: used with periods of time, such as the day, the night, the week, the month, the year

New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • the year before last — the night/week/year/etc before last phrase the night week year etc before the most recent one I haven’t slept much since the night before last. Thesaurus: at a specific time in the pastsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • year before last — the night/week/year/etc before last phrase the night week year etc before the most recent one I haven’t slept much since the night before last. Thesaurus: at a specific time in the pastsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • night before last — the night/week/year/etc before last phrase the night week year etc before the most recent one I haven’t slept much since the night before last. Thesaurus: at a specific time in the pastsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • the night before last — the night/week/year/etc before last phrase the night week year etc before the most recent one I haven’t slept much since the night before last. Thesaurus: at a specific time in the pastsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the) day before last — the day, week, month, etc. before ˈlast idiom the day, week, etc. just before the most recent one; two days, weeks, etc. ago • I haven t seen him since the summer before last. Main entry: ↑lastidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the) week before last — the day, week, month, etc. before ˈlast idiom the day, week, etc. just before the most recent one; two days, weeks, etc. ago • I haven t seen him since the summer before last. Main entry: ↑lastidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the) month before last — the day, week, month, etc. before ˈlast idiom the day, week, etc. just before the most recent one; two days, weeks, etc. ago • I haven t seen him since the summer before last. Main entry: ↑lastidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • the week before last — …   Useful english dictionary

  • week before last — …   Useful english dictionary

  • last - lastly — Last is used as an adjective or an adverb. ◊ last used as an adjective The last thing, event, or person of a particular kind is the one that comes after all the others. He missed the last bus. They met for the last time just before the war. He… …   Useful english dictionary

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