I have just received an e-mail where a friend of mine (unlike me, a native English speaker) used the phrase "till the next of the week". How common is this? I have been using English as the primary language for study and work for many years but this is the first time I have seen this. Usually, I look collocations up either in Oxford Collocations Dictionary or LDOCE/OALD, but this time there's nothing. The very structure of this phrase implies that the word "next" is used here as a noun, just like some word after it was omitted for brevity or any other reason (for the next [part] of the week). Other than that, I don't quite understand the collocation except that it is evidently synonymous with "a new job till next week".