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the next thing I knew

informalC2 used to ​talk about ​part of a ​story that ​happens in a ​sudden and ​surprising way: A ​car came ​speeding around the ​corner, and the next thing I ​knew I was ​lying on the ​ground.
(Definition of the next thing I knew from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the next thing I knew”
in Chinese (Simplified) (用于描述事情突然意外发生)接下来,之后…
in Chinese (Traditional) (用於描述事情突然意外發生)接下來,之後…
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