Word of the Day Archive
Friday December 28, 2001
salad days \salad days\ , noun:
A time of youthful inexperience, innocence, or indiscretion.
Those were his salad days, and he thought they might last forever.
-- David Gergen, "They Love You. Watch Out", New York Times, February 2, 1997
Salad days was coined by Shakespeare in Antony and Cleopatra: "My salad days,/ When I was green in judgment, cold in blood."