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- adv. In the past; at one time, especially a time which is fondly remembered.
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But back in the day they had been in creased BDUs and they had eaten in O Clubs or grimy off-post diners or they had shared sandwiches and pizza around battered metal desks.
To Carol Lewis / Jennifer Brown: For the sewing lessons back in the day that created future drag draaaaaaaaaaama!
From original Converse or PF Flyers to Pro-Keds, Tretorns, and Adidas, the sneaks that were never cool enough back in the day instantly make you feel cool and comfortable now.
There was the black-leather corset (it looked as if it laced, but that was an illusion; the laces were elastic, crossing over an inset panel of stretchable scarlet brocade that allowed her to breathe and move in the thing, and entry was actually accomplished through a set of concealed speed-release clasps on the sides) with the flared mock-pannier fabric-gathers over the hips, and then below that, the puffy leather slashed-look faux Elizabethan slops, or shorts (hotpants, really, and back in the day an item of strictly male attire), because their costume designer had seen The Six Wives of Henry VIII one too many times.
The nomination seekers all dazedly echoed the Reagan hive mind calling for more tax cuts and further deregulation, which back in the day was characterized by George Herbert Walker Bush as Voodoo economics.