salad days


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salad days

pl.n.
A time of youth, innocence, and inexperience: "my salad days, / When I was green in judgment, cold in blood" (Shakespeare).

[Coined by William Shakespeare.]

salad days

pl n
a period of youth and inexperience
[allusion to Antony and Cleopatra (1.v.73) by William Shakespeare: 'my salad days When I was green in judgment, cold in blood']

sal′ad days`


n.
a period of youthful inexperience.
[1600–10]

salad days

- Those when one is green in judgment, young and inexperienced.
See also related terms for salad.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.salad days - the best time of youth
time of life - a period of time during which a person is normally in a particular life state
youth - the time of life between childhood and maturity

salad days

noun
The time of life between childhood and maturity:
Translations

salad days

npl (liter) → anni mpl verdi
in my salad days → quand'ero giovane e inesperto
References in classic literature ?
How often now, oppressed by the necessity of assisting at three dining-room meals daily, two of which are conducted by the functionaries held indispensable to a proper maintenance of the family dignity, and all of which are pervaded by joints of meat, how often do I think of my salad days, forty in number, and of the blessedness of being alone as I was then alone!
Blythe, or if she imagined that he was still as infatuated with her as he might have been in his salad days, it was surely their duty to put the matter before her in another light.
Salad Days is organized according to how and when we eat, featuring grain bowls, fast and fresh salads, winter salads, noodle salads, fruit salads, cooling salads, and salads for a crowd--making it easy to identify just the right salad to satisfy a particular craving or any dining occasion.
Spicy Greek cress and Mustard Red Frills, which has a sweet beetroot flavour, will make salad days more interesting.
The SNP, revelling in its salad days, might find the new situation not to its liking.
Chambers won six PBA championships with Cone during their Alaska salad days in the 90s, highlighted by a rare Grand Slam in the 1996 Governors Cup.
For there will never be enough money That will pay for our children's loss By Richard Barton, via email Salad Days ATTIC filled with memories From another age Pick up the album Turning page after page Sepia-tinted photos, curling at the edges Bride and groom stiff and formal Memories come flooding to the fore Holiday groups; natural normal Sit for hours gazing at the past Clock strikes four, time to go at last Regretfully leave these memories behind But the recollections will stay Forever in my mind by Lil Bordessa, L5
This follow-up to last year's critically acclaimed Salad Days is 1970s-style funky rock which soaks up the influence of Hall and Oates, Steely Dan and others and throws in some helpfully memorable melodies to create a concoction which is altogether rather enjoyable.
This follow-up to last year's critically acclaimed Salad Days is 1970s style funky rock which soaks up the influence of Hall and Oates, Steely Dan and others and throws in some helpfully memorable melodies to create a concoction which is altogether rather enjoyable.
The salad days of human evolution saw a dietary shift toward grasses and probably grass-fed animals, new analyses of more than 100 fossilized teeth from eight species of ancient hominids indicate.