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Beware of ‘one of these days’

one-of-these-daysIn English, one of these days means ‘possibly sometime in the future’. It does not mean the same as Dutch een dezer dagen, which is much sooner! So the following two sentences mean quite different things:

We will come and see you one of these days. (a vague intention)
We will come and see you very shortly. (a definite intention)

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