One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A period in the past, typically regarded as significantly better or worse than the present.‘it was easier in the old days’‘we are less confident than in the good old days’
- ‘In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire.’
- ‘Harriet recalls the good old days when they gave you the plot three times in the half-hour episode.’
- ‘It wasn't like this in the old days: they cared so much about the art they had riots and everything.’
- ‘In the bad old days, some companies were little more than legalised charlatans.’
- ‘It's like small town hospitals used to be back in the old days, modest, but complete and perfect.’
- ‘Let's try to enjoy today more and maybe we will miss the good old days less.’
- ‘In the old days, he explains, they learned gardening from the elders of their tribe.’
- ‘In the old days, only the aged could afford the trip; now the affluent young want a taste, too.’
- ‘Molly had some great memories of the old days to recall and share with family and friends.’
- ‘She had a good recall of the old days and enjoyed sharing those memories with friends.’
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