I am going to make up an example:

Time goes very quickly. It has been twenty years since I last met Jack. It seems like yesterday.

Does the clause in bold make sense? Thanks a lot.

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    Yes it does. You definitely say that. Some also use 'just' or 'only' before 'yesterday'. 'It seems like just yesterday'. Feb 19, 2017 at 6:37
  • I wouldn't have written it as three sentences, but that's probably just a matter of taste.
    – Mr Lister
    Feb 19, 2017 at 7:13

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There's nothing wrong with the sentence presented; it's grammatical.

According to Merriam Webster, the idiom "it seems like only yesterday" is used to say that something seems like it just happened.

It's been over a year since we met, but it seems like only yesterday.

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