One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to denote a small but unspecified number.‘a minute or two had passed’
- ‘And I think we are - though I still expect we'll take a step or two backwards for each few steps we take forwards.’
- ‘It may be a year or two down the road.’
- ‘Rewrap, leave for a minutes or two, then devour.’
- ‘But that may be a day or two down the road.’
- ‘Yet in two to three years we will have a battle on our hands to save our existing railways.’
- ‘Anna was probably giving him the fluttering eyelashes right now… and in a few minutes or two… the both of them would probably be out the door hand in hand, named the next cutest couple.’
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