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fruit salad

rude slang A disparaging term for a homosexual man (as is "fruit").
See also: fruit, salad

in (one's) salad days

In a youthful, carefree time of innocence and inexperience. The phrase comes from a line in Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra: "My salad days, when I was green in judgment, cold in blood." Ah, to be in love in one's salad days—such blissful and carefree times. 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 days.
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salad days

A youthful, carefree time of innocence and inexperience. The phrase comes from a line in Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra: "My salad days, when I was green in judgment, cold in blood." Ah, to be in love in your salad days—such blissful and carefree times! 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 days.
See also: days, salad

salad years

A carefree time of youthful innocence, ingenuousness, and inexperience. A variant of the more common term "salad days," which comes from Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra. I thought that I had experienced true 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

toss salad

1. Literally, to mix various ingredients together to create a salad. Modifiers and articles ("the" and "a/an") are often used between "toss" and "salad." I like to chop up a bunch of ingredients at the beginning of the week and keep them in the fridge. That way it's really quick and easy to toss a nice salad before dinner each night. A: "How can I help to get dinner ready?" B: "Let's see. John's tossing some salad, so maybe you could set the table?"
2. vulgar slang To engage in anilingus—that is, to orally stimulate someone's anus to provide sexual gratification. A possessive pronoun can be used between "toss" and "salad."
See also: salad, toss

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.
See also: days, salad

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

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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your salad days

LITERARY
If you talk about your salad days, you mean the time when you were young and had little experience. The Grand Hotel did not seem to have changed since her salad days. Note: This is a quotation from Shakespeare's `Antony and Cleopatra' (Act 1, Scene 5), when Cleopatra is talking about her youth: `My salad days, When I was green in judgment'.
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your salad days

1 the period when you are young and inexperienced. 2 the peak or heyday of something.
This is a quotation from Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra. Cleopatra is commenting on her previous relationship with Julius Caesar: ‘My salad days, When I was green in judgement, cold in blood To say as I said then!’
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your ˈsalad days

(old-fashioned) the time when you are young and do not have much experience of life: Back in my salad days my friends and I used to go dancing every Saturday night.This comes from Shakespeare’s play Antony and Cleopatra.
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salad days, one's

Inexperienced youth, when one is still very green (i.e., unripe). The term comes from Shakespeare, who probably coined it: “My salad days, when I was green in judgement: cold in blood” (Antony and Cleopatra, 1.5).
See also: salad

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 . . .”
See also: days, salad
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Following the successful launch of "Salades Gourmandes", William Saurin introduced seven new salads in 2005: "Salaries Evasion" (3 exotic recipes), "Salades Soleil" (3 Mediterranean recipes) and a Tabbouleh.
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La betterave, achetee cuite, est la complice ideale de nombreuses salades. Tout juste posee sur un lit de mache, avec des cerneaux de noix, arrosee d'une vinaigrette a l'huile de noix, elle est delicieuse.
Uo[beaucoup moins que]Je lae1/4aoachUuA te pour faire des salades de fruits.
Autour d'une table garnie a la marocaine: soupe (harira), lait, dattes, crepes, salades,ils mangent tout en discutant.
[beaucoup moins que]Je l'achete pour faire des salades de fruits.
[beaucoup moins que] Des le matin au moment ou les cuisiniers s'affairent a preparer les differents plats et salades, les vendeurs nettoient et passent la serpilliere.
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.
Car une chorba, un plat de resistance, des boureks, des salades, des boissons, des gateaux qui accompagnent le the pour la soiree...et ce sont autant d'heures de travail et autant de temps passe dans la cuisine.
Finalement vous ne pourrez plus vous passer de cet instant fraEcheur.RE[umlaut]solution 2 : Je mange une salade verte tous les jours.
Les pizzas se declinent en plusieurs varietes, la pomme de terre, de la frite en passant par le beignet, la maakouda farcie ou en tajine (el-khoukh par exemple), en salade et autres.