the next thing I knew

Definition of the next thing I knew

  1. —used to say that something happened right after something else I slipped, and the next thing I knew, I was lying face up on the ground.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  immediately adjacent (as in place, rank, or time)

    :  any other considered hypothetically

  1. :  nearest or adjacent to

  1. :  in the time, place, or order nearest or immediately succeeding

    :  on the first occasion to come

  1. :  one that is next

  1. :  a matter of concern :  affair

    :  state of affairs in general or within a specified or implied sphere

    :  a particular state of affairs :  situation

  1. :  the 9th letter of the English alphabet

    :  a graphic representation of this letter

    :  a speech counterpart of orthographic i

  1. : industrial

    : initial

    : intelligence

  1. : imaginary unit

  1. : past tense ofknow

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