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Friday, December 28, 2001

salad days

\salad days\ , noun;
1.
A time of youthful inexperience, innocence, or indiscretion.
Quotes:
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
Origin:
Salad days was coined by Shakespeare in Antony and Cleopatra: "My salad days,/ When I was green in judgment, cold in blood."
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