One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1(especially of a previous period of time) flourishing or successful.‘the palmy days of the 1970s’
happy, fortunate, glorious, prosperous, halcyon, golden, flourishing, successful, thriving, rosy, roaring, booming, triumphantView synonyms
- ‘The recently restored structure, now called Alumni Hall, commands the north side of Court Street, a splendid symbol of the village's palmy years.’
- ‘The president failed to implement tax cuts during the palmy days: now his prodigality will force him to impose tax increases.’
- ‘That impresario in his palmy days was once faced with a press complaining vociferously that too many of the new American plays he was energetically producing were clinkers.’
- ‘The palmy days of self-sustained, endless growth seemed to have gone for ever.’
- ‘So let us assume somebody's brother-in-law showed up one day in the palmy pre-sound days of Hollywood, and his brother-in-law, a power on the lot or on the set, said: ‘People, this is Bob, and he is a producer.’’
- ‘The program ended with the return of the artist's final masterpiece, created just eighteen months before his premature death in 1973, and redolent of his troupe's young and palmy days.’
- ‘There was more than one (perhaps as many as three) little pianos over the years at Russell Square - in his palmy days, old Sedley was certainly rich and doting enough to shower his daughter with expensive luxuries.’
2Covered with palms.
- ‘Add to this, the louvres, languid fans and wired-for-everything suites; then the palmy gardens, pools and occasional princes - plus a personal butler for each guest.’
- ‘Community business was often conducted on the all-sand eighteen-hole golf course, with the Giza Pyramids and the palmy Nile as a backdrop.’
- ‘Your great indoors (plenty of marble, golden teak and a ripping sound system) open out to even greater domains of palmy glades and views of floating islands.’
- ‘Readers of the narrative came from all over the world and from all walks of life to meet the man and stay at his palmy resort.’
- ‘Instead we are moving the mail over distances of hundreds of miles - over jungled mountains and high palmy savannahs - using high-frequency radio.’
- ‘Both have palmy trees and sunny places in the south; both have balmy people and shady characters in the north.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.