golden years


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golden years

pl n
informal the years that follow retirement from work

gold′en years`


n.pl.
the years of retirement, normally after age 65.
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Noun1.golden years - the time of life after retirement from active work
time of life - a period of time during which a person is normally in a particular life state
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The golden year was dying as it had lived, a beautiful and unrepentant voluptuary, and reminiscent rapture and content freighted heavily the air.
The children have come from their schools, and the grown people from their workshops and their fields, on purpose to be happy, for, to-day, a new man is beginning to rule over them; and so -- as has been the custom of mankind ever since a nation was first gathered -- they make merry and rejoice: as if a good and golden year were at length to pass over the poor old world
Nureyev's golden years at The Royal Ballet are captured in Paul Czinner's 1965 film of Kenneth MacMillan's Romeo and Juliet.
In five shows, artists from the professional world will be joining the amateur talent of Coventry to bring to Belgrade's stage the golden years of the 1930s, 40s and 50s.
The residents are well into their golden years, but they have found common ground in an art class taught by the precocious second-grader, a student at Mission: Renaissance, a Glendale-based arts instruction program that offers classes to children, teens and adults throughout Southern California.
The golden years of retirement are too dull for many according to a Norwich Union survey, which found many in either full-time, part-time, seasonal or voluntary work.
Williams has a rainy day account in which she tries to keep the recommended six months salary cushion and, in preparation for her golden years, she maxes out on her annual contributions to her company's 403(b) plan.
Carreras The Golden Years -- This two-CD set from Philips features Carreras' now legendary recordings made between 19761992.
KEVIN BISHOP, the senior work-rider during Fred Rimell's golden years, has died aged 72.
However, that carefree attitude about retirement planning could carry a price - a price we might pay in our golden years.
The trios peaceful golden years are suddenly given a much needed jolt when they find a suitcase full of cash buried in the desert.
1 -- 2) Peggy Gilbert began playing her sax in the 1920s, right, and continued playing well into her golden years as leader of the Dixie Belles, above.