many moons ago

many moons ago

A long time in the past. I used to be quite the athlete, many moons ago.
See also: ago, many, moon

many moons ago

a long time ago. informal
The reference here is to the phases of the moon marking out the months.
See also: ago, many, moon

many ˈmoons ago

(literary) a very long time ago: Many moons ago, when I was young...
See also: ago, many, moon
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According to Kory-Kory's account, the pi-pi upon which stands the Hoolah Hoolah ground was built a great many moons ago, under the direction of Monoo, a great chief and warrior, and, as it would appear, master-mason among the Typees.
It's many moons ago that I played for the Burgh Bar, but I am still a big fan and I'm sure I wasn't the only one who watched Rob Cross take the title on NewYear's Day.
I remember backing Bryony's dad Jimmy aboard the likes of Armagnac Princess many moons ago, but that moment at Kempton will live long in the memory of this not-so-young racing fan.
He made mention that the tunnel started at the Council House to the former West Midlands Gas Board Showroom in Paradise Street which was demolished many moons ago.
MANY moons ago, ICI was the biggest employer on Teesside, and they knew how to look after their former employees.
Looking back to my own wedding day many moons ago I can't remember a single item we were given apart from thinking Rita and I had been given enough glassware to start our own shop and most of it was deemed too good to use regularly, meaning it stayed in the loft untouched for years.
MANY moons ago, when we played rugby during our breaks, it was always "touch rugby" and it developed a passing skill that some of today's giants would love to be able to replicate.
I am a scot but moved to the North East many moons ago - I stayed on after life changing circumstances.
Lisa Marie Ward I use to work behind there in the spinneret department many moons ago.
EASTENDERS Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri BBC1 A determined Sharon continues the search for her biological father and is adamant that, with help from the solicitor who oversaw her adoption many moons ago, she'll come up with some positive results.
After all, MasterChef: The Professionals has run for six everseries before now, and we're still just as hooked as when it first aired those many moons ago - even those of us who can't knock up a salad.
After all, MasterChef: The Professionals has run for six ever-gripping series before now, and we're still just as hooked as when it first aired those many moons ago - even those of us who can't knock up a salad without burning it.
Many moons ago, I tried to read her novel Wolf Hall, which won the Booker Prize.
Few people will remember the rather boxy Polo when it arrived in the UK many moons ago.
An ex partner from many moons ago has recently come back into my life and wants to eager ago at things again, and I do feel eager.
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