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From AJR,   June 2003

Cliché Corner   

By Jill Rosen
Jill Rosen is AJR's assistant managing editor     

" Back in the day, he says, if you came looking for a fight, 'You had to go at me like you was killin' a mule or something.'"
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"Rahab, though, was a regular party girl back in the day when Joshua and the children of Israel were reconnoitering the Promised Land...."
Asbury Park Press

"That was the question facing every 49ers fan back in the day, when San Francisco ruled the NFL and young Johnny Turman had season tickets at Candlestick Park."
South Carolina's Charleston Post and Courier

" Back in the day when you really liked a girl, you dropped some serious cash on a single with cheese and a Frosty."
St. Petersburg Times

"That was back in the day before those bothersome Motion Picture Association of America ratings."
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

" BACK in the days B.C.--Before Collagen--back when a phone call was a nickel and Fanny was a girl's name..."
New York Post

"Old-timers remember how, back in the day, sitting on a throw rug was a luxury."
Seattle Times