(just) one of those days

idiom

: a day in which many bad or unpleasant things happen
I missed the bus and it splashed mud all over me; it's just one of those days.
It was one of those days when nothing was going right.

Examples of (just) one of those days in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With a cavalcade of injuries, a getaway game at Coors Field, and still no day off in sight, this was not one of those days. Evan Webeck, The Mercury News, 9 May 2024 Luckily, though, today is not one of those days, and Annabelle Dexter-Jones leaves Zitomer with an armful of goods. Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 2 Apr. 2024 He was supposed to have Tuesdays and Wednesdays off, but he was almost always called in for overtime on one of those days. Sydney Ember, New York Times, 2 Dec. 2023 Craft Talk The day would turn out to have been one of those days, but nobody knew that at the time. Teju Cole, The New Yorker, 27 Nov. 2023 Naturally, the fact that at least one of those days will be Friday is all but a given. Paolo Confino, Fortune, 11 Aug. 2023 Fill-in umpire Lew Williams had one of those days during Tuesday's Phillies-Nationals game. Anthony Gharib, USA TODAY, 9 Aug. 2023 Oweh might blow by Stanley every once in a while, but Monday was not one of those days. Mike Preston, Baltimore Sun, 7 Aug. 2023 For American photographer Deena Sveinsson, a snowshoeing venture into the forests of Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park was shaping up to be one of those days. Carlyn Kranking, Smithsonian Magazine, 20 Jan. 2023

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“(just) one of those days.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/%28just%29%20one%20of%20those%20days. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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