year dot

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year dot

  1. (idiomatic, Britain, Ireland) A very long time ago, from the beginning or as far back as one can remember.
    That hat dates from the year dot.
    • 1989, Phil South, Rage Hard (in Your Sinclair magazine, June 1989) [1]
      Disk interfaces have been around since the year dot, as people soon realised that the microdrive was unreliable, unstable and generally rubbish for the storage of anything, useless except as a rather small beermat.


  • Year Dot, in LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus.