Definition of salad days in English:

salad days

Syllabification: sal·ad days

noun

(one's salad days)
  • 1The period when one is young and inexperienced.
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    • 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.
    • 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?
    • But these were their salad days, and they were young and hopeful.
  • 1.1The peak or heyday of something.
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    • 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.
    • We reside in the salad days of global liquidity and speculative excess.
    • We thought the salad days of heavy metal were long over.

Origin

from Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra ( i. v. 72).

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