salad years

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salad years

A carefree time of youthful innocence, ingenuousness, and inexperience. A variant of the more common "salad days," which itself is taken from Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra. I had a few encounters with truly romantic love back in my salad years, before I graduated; now, however, I think love is largely an elaborate delusion. Whenever I ask my grandfather the meaning of a word I hear on TV, he always laughs and says he'll tell me when I'm no longer in my salad years.
See also: salad, year
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The juvenile filly has already looked quite a polished performer, despite being in her salad years, but can go one step further in the Blue Square/British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes.
Barefoot Lady also knows this terrain well, having finished second at Listed level on soft ground in her salad years.