the halcyon days

the halcyon days

  (literary)
a very happy or successful period in the past
Usage notes: Halcyon days are two weeks of good weather during the winter when the days are the shortest in the year.
(often + of ) She recalled the halcyon days of childhood. That was in the halcyon days of the 1980's when the economy was booming.
See also: days, halcyon
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To the halcyon days of Malton-born general secretary Ray Buckton, a big, genial figure in the labour movement of yesteryear.
We moved back to Cardiff in 2004, so they're a big strong link to that time before we got married - the halcyon days of no children and carnage, few and far between these days.
The 2014 Goodwood Revival celebrates the halcyon days of motor racing with competitors and spectators dressed in period fashions over the weekend of September 12 to 14, 2014 Admission is by advance ticket only, with sales commencing at 9am on Thursday October 31.
And the 2014 Goodwood Revival, which celebrates the halcyon days of motor racing with competitors and spectators dressed in period fashions, will be held over the weekend of September 12-14.
Scott Rendall's goal earned non-league Luton a fifth-round tie against Millwall and reminded the 65-year-old of the halcyon days at the club when they named the Nick Owen Lounge after him.
According to the Iranian book news agency, Velayati made the remarks addressing a ceremony held to unveil Remembering the Halcyon Days of Yore at Malek National Museum and Institution
ANCIENT PENISONER IT was good to see a footballer from the halcyon days, David Ginola.
Most hardcore fans must be puffers remembering the halcyon days before they were banished from the face of the earth.
Here's a look back at the halcyon days of Simon and the lads.
Settle back and relive the halcyon days of Captain Mainwaring, Sergeant Wilson and Corporal Jones when, in this edition, they are assigned to guard a vital telephone line through the night, but wake to find an unexploded bomb caught in the wires.
Like so many of us he dreams of the halcyon days of studenthood - drinking his bodyweight in cheap booze, staying up late and sleeping in even later.
Once upon a time, in the halcyon days gone by - but actually not so very long ago - racegoers waited to be enthralled from Flat season to jumps season then back to the Flat.
Old newsreels from the halcyon days of amateur football are to bring back memories of North-East Cup exploits.
Finding a home for the props is not just a nostalgic nod to the halcyon days of hobby flying out of Van Nuys, but a business move to boost the airport economy, which already generates $1.
With Ryman, Held worked at the Museum of Modern Art in the halcyon days when Dan Flavin, Sol LeWitt, Lucy Lippard, and others had jobs as guards, installers, and bookshop and membership salespeople.