once upon a time
  • IPA: /ˈwʌns.əˈpɒn.əˈtaɪ̯m/

once upon a time (not comparable)

  1. The traditional beginning of children's stories, especially fairy tales.
  2. A long time ago (typically said of something that is not well remembered).
    I don't speak Spanish, but I could read it pretty well once upon a time.
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