salad years


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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.
See also: salad, year
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Barefoot Lady also knows this terrain well, having finished second at Listed level on soft ground in her salad years.
Much was expected of Captain Royale in his salad years, especially after he coasted home on soft ground at Ripon last June.