"In a few days" is a phrase used to convey reassurance and hope after a bad turn of events or the development of an less-than-ideal situation. It is meant to suggest that the situation will resolve itself on its own within a short period of time (although perhaps not necessarily a "few days"). It thereby implies that the suffering caused by the bad turn of events will also be relieved shortly. Often, the phrase is used without any real knowledge that the situation will in fact resolve. Sometimes it is used by an annoyed friend simply to placate the affected person.
"Marcy and I had a terrible fight. She smashed up the kitchen, took all our savings, and jumped in the truck and just drove off. What am I going to do??"
"Calm down. She loves you. I'm sure she will come crawling back in a few days."

"I can't believe it! My boss fired me this morning, in front of everyone! He told me to clean out my desk and hand in my keys! He asked security to escort me out!"
"I'm sure it'll blow over in a few days."

"DUDE, what on Earth happened last night?? When I woke up, my head was in the cabinet underneath the bathroom sink, my back has been shaved, and my face and chest are crusted over with boils!"
"I have no idea buddy, but don't sweat it. I'm sure they'll clear up in a few days."
by hipster_of_the_month May 17, 2013
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When something very exciting happens one day, and the next exciting even doesn't happen until next week, then you just say "a few days later" and it skips over all of that boring time!
Cartman: Oh, no, the bad guy got away!
Timmy: Timmy!


Cartman: Look, Timmy, there's the bad guy again!
Timmy: Timmy!
by Hampikizzel Fo' Shizzel May 29, 2005
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A few days typically refers to around 3 days. It is more than a couple days (two) but less than a week (seven). So a few days could range from three to six days but generally is three days.
I’ll pay you back in a few days.
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