Of all <the> days


Senior Member
School of Rock, TV series
Context: The band is locked on the roof of a building and can't get the door open and Lawrence says this.

Of all the days not to bring my parachute.

Is "Of all the days" a set phrase? Can it be used without "the" as in "Of all days not to bring my parachute"?
  • dojibear

    Senior Member
    English - Northeast US
    Yes, it is a set phrase. "Of all days" is also common, so using that is fine. There's no difference in meaning.
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