One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The period when one is young and inexperienced.‘the war seemed to be ending and so were my salad days’
- ‘So, in Denis Santry's salad days, when he was a young wild man living on his own, what did they call his little flat?’
- ‘In my salad days as an eager young university student, I came across a tutor who had something of a reputation for enjoying an occasional flutter on the stock market.’
- ‘But these were their salad days, and they were young and hopeful.’
- 1.1 The peak or heyday of something.‘journey back to the salad days of the railways’
heyday, best days, best years, day, time, prime of one's life, maturityView synonyms
- ‘We thought the salad days of heavy metal were long over.’
- ‘It sounds healthy, but that margin is still about half what it has been in the salad days of rocketing real estate values.’
- ‘We reside in the salad days of global liquidity and speculative excess.’
- ‘The mid-1960s were, of course, the salad days of Pop art and Minimalism.’
- ‘The global fight-back appears to be working as the company is enjoying its own salad days after two years of the first business slump in its history.’
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