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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.
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fruit salad

rude slang A disparaging term for a homosexual man (as is "fruit").
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in one's salad days

Fig. in one's youth. (Usually formal or literary. Comparing the greenness of a salad with the greenness, or freshness and inexperience, of youth.) I recall the joys I experienced on school vacations in my salad days. In our salad days, we were apt to get into all sorts of mischief on the weekends.
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toss a salad

to mix various salad ingredients together. The chef tossed the salad. I tossed the salad just before my guests arrived.
See also: salad, toss

your salad days

  (old-fashioned)
the time when you were young and had little experience of life But that was in my salad days, before I got married and had children.
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salad days

The time of youth, innocence, and inexperience, as in Back in our salad days we went anywhere at night, never thinking about whether it was safe or not . This expression, alluding to the greenness of inexperience, was probably invented by Shakespeare in Antony and Cleopatra (1:5), when Cleopatra, now enamored of Antony, speaks of her early admiration for Julius Caesar as foolish: "My salad days, when I was green in judgment, cold in blood."
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salad days

A time of youthful inexperience and carefree pleasures, usually looked back on with nostalgia. The phrase came from Shakespeare's Anthony and Cleopatra, in which the Queen of the Nile reflected on “My salad days / When I was green in judgment: cold in blood . . .”
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En depit de ses efforts et de son entree pourtant [beaucoup moins que]dans les temps[beaucoup plus grand que] dans la cuisine, elle butte toujours sur les derniers gestes comme frire le bourek, cuire el matloo (galette), preparer les salades ou dresser la table.
Chaperonnee, la fille qui doit un jour a son tour devenir maman et responsable de sa petite famille s'initiera a l'occasion aux astuces de la chorba, les plats et autres salades et hors d'oeuvre.
La betterave, achetee cuite, est la complice ideale de nombreuses salades.
Car une chorba, un plat de resistance, des boureks, des salades, des boissons, des gateaux qui accompagnent le the pour la soiree.
Autour d'une table garnie a la marocaine: soupe (harira), lait, dattes, crepes, salades,ils mangent tout en discutant.
Dans la realite, on consomme beaucoup plus que 5 ou 6 g / jour, on met du sel sur pratiquement tous nos aliments que ce soit le pain, les salades, les tagines, les grillades, les radis, les artichauts, les omelettes, mais aussi la charcuterie, les fromages, les anchois, les cacahouetes, les biscuits, les cereales, les plats cuisines, les soupes preparees, meme le poisson un produit de la mer est souvent bien sale.
Si vous n'appreciez pas l'eau vous pouvez diversifier cet apport par du the, du cafe, des soupes froides ou des salades de pasteque ou de melon.