the last/previous couple of

idiom

: the past two
They've lost the last/previous couple of games.

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Recent Examples on the Web If the artichokes are browning too fast, lower the temperature or simply cover them with aluminum foil until the center is tender, then proceed to brown them for the last couple of minutes. Sheena Chihak, Better Homes & Gardens, 24 May 2024 Definitely, quicker than it’s been during the last couple of coaching cycles the Hornets have gone through, with Steve Clifford being the most recent example. Roderick Boone, Charlotte Observer, 23 May 2024 The cause is the same as the last couple of delays: a leak of helium from the craft’s service module. Melvin Backman, Quartz, 22 May 2024 This was the most recent of my regular visits to our Southern border, and there is no question the situation on the ground has changed for the worse in the last couple of years and is untenable. Mike Levin, Orange County Register, 21 May 2024 Thanks to Instagram influencers and TikTok video reviews, the Stanley cups have skyrocketed in popularity over the last couple of years. Meredith G. White, The Arizona Republic, 15 May 2024 Major companies like Meta, Google and Cisco have laid off workers in the last couple of years. George Avalos, The Mercury News, 15 May 2024 She's been pretty excited about that new passion for the last couple of years. Angela Andaloro, Peoplemag, 14 May 2024 While there are many types of AI systems that are used in a multitude of ways, the big trend of the last couple of years is language models—the AI systems that can generate coherent prose and usable code, and that power chatbots such as ChatGPT. Will Henshall, TIME, 13 May 2024

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“The last/previous couple of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20last%2Fprevious%20couple%20of. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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