did\ use\ to\ be

• used to be
• did use to be
v. 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". . 1997.

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