many moons ago

many moons ago

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

a long time ago. informal
The reference here is to the phases of the moon marking out the months.
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many ˈmoons ago

(literary) a very long time ago: Many moons ago, when I was young...
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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.
Many moons ago, when he had been much smaller, he had desired the skin of Sabor, the lioness, or Numa, the lion, or Sheeta, the leopard to cover his hairless body that he might no longer resemble hideous Histah, the snake; but now he was proud of his sleek skin for it betokened his descent from a mighty race, and the conflicting desires to go naked in prideful proof of his ancestry, or to conform to the customs of his own kind and wear hideous and uncomfortable apparel found first one and then the other in the ascendency.
When Paul Hollywood burst onto our screens on the Great British Bake Off many moons ago, I remember thinking what lovely eyes he had and how down to earth he seemed.
He can also turn his hand to the lighter side of life as well, as demonstrated many moons ago with a series of exchanges with myself regarding silly toilet humour!
War and Peace The World as ever endures war and peace Now sadly war is on the increase Feudal tribe's fighting so many moons ago Began the fighting as far as we know Progressing from bows and arrows to atomic bombs Yesterday phosphorus was dropped on Aleppo and Homs Sadly some nations have an insatiable deadly appetite Will the World ever sleep in peace at night?
Amongst his own hits, music-lovers can expect to hear covers of much-loved classics including We Were Meant For Mars, Let Her Sleep, Queen of the Sea, Many Moons Ago and much more.
I worked in the old one many moons ago and it's long overdue.
Those who try and trivialise the issue and muddy the waters with their inane talk of colour and free trade remind me of those 'Cowboy and Indian' films many moons ago and the retort: "White man speak with forked tongue!" How outrageous when a person of the calibre of Mr Blair declares "The national humiliation is we think the colour of our passports defines our sense of nationhood."
Those who try to trivialise the issue and muddy the waters with their inane talk of colour and free trade remind me of those cowboy and indian films many moons ago and the retort: "White man speak with forked tongue!" How outrageous when a person of the calibre of Mr Blair declares: "The national humiliation is we think the colour of our passports defines our sense of nationhood." Does this "weapons of mass destruction" silly man not recognise the intellectual vacuity of his insulting words?
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.
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.
Lisa Marie Ward I use to work behind there in the spinneret department many moons ago. It needs something doing there.
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.