did\ use\ to\ be
- • used to be• did use to bev. phr.Formerly or once was.
Mary used to be small; but she has grown up.
Dick used to be the best pitcher on the team last year; now two other pitchers are better than he is.
Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". Оригинал: A.Маккей, М.Т.Боткер, Дж.И.Гейтс. 1997.
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