1 (U) the day before today: What did you do yesterday? | The day before yesterday was Monday. | He left yesterday afternoon. | I'm looking for yesterday's paper.
2 (C) the recent past: yesterday's news (=not new or modern and therefore no longer of any interest): The voters won't care about the scandal - that's yesterday's news.
3 I wasn't born yesterday used to say that you cannot be easily deceived: Don't lie to me! Do you think I was born yesterday?

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