good old days


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the good old days

A phrase used when one is thinking fondly of the past. Ah, those were the good old days. Did you know I was captain of the football team back then?
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good old days

back in an earlier time which everyone remembers as a better time, even if it really wasn't. Back in the good old days, during World War I, they used real cactus needles in record players. The good old days didn't start until they had indoor bathrooms.
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the good old days

COMMON People use the good old days to talk about a time in the past when they think life was better. Brad's dead, and sitting around talking about the good old days isn't going to bring him back. In the good old days, the studios were able to look after stars when there wasn't much work.
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the ˈgood/ˈbad old days

an earlier period of time in your life or in history that is seen as better/worse than the present: That was in the bad old days of very high inflation.
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Perversely, the good old days - also known as yesteryear - were the most recent of the three.
The good old days don't do us any good as we plan for the future.
LOS ANGELES -- Back in the good old days, like circa 2000, a driven, up and coming indie singer/songwriter like Evan Page could impress fans and industry tastemakers alike with a resume that includes multiple gigs in Seattle, Hong Kong, Ireland, Korea, London, Martinique and her native Vancouver.
Everyone taking part will get the chance to see some old pictures of the parks and to talk about the good old days.
MUSIC hall enthusiasts are being invited by Walsall Council's Natasha Campbell to step back to the good old days at the Town Hall.
Wasn't this supposed to be a step back to the good old days, before ``hardship'' cases and that whole slippery slope, before the concept of the Student-Athlete gave way to the Pro Athlete in Training?
OH, the FA Cup final was so much better in the good old days.
The Forties and Fifties really were the good old days.
When I hear the old folk talk of those good old days When being gay meant to be happy not having different ways Every summer was always hot and on Christmas it always snowed You would never worry about being mugged when walking alone on the road You could go for a drink buy fish and chips Get a taxi back to your house still have change out of seven and six enough for a large pan of scouse I know there are problems in these modern times I'malso worried about the rise on crime But for all that's wrong with the world and its ways I'd rather liven ow than your good old days.
interventions in the region and the Bush administration's lackluster reaction to an attempted coup in Venezuela last year have many worried that the northerners may be tempted to return to the good old days of regular U.
The result is frustration and an unhealthy longing for the good old days.
The March 9 article by Jayson Blair begins: "In the good old days of just a year ago, the founders of Inside.
There, watching her dance with Fosse and vamping Tab Hunter in the locker room of the Washington Senators, all that's left to say is, "Those were the good old days.
By December 1995, those schemes had mostly failed, and we could run Michael Cox and Richard Alm's cover story, "The Good Old Days Are Now.
But we must not wait for the good old days to return because they are gone forever.