Salad Days (Origin)

by Craig Shrives

What Is the Origin of the Saying "Salad Days"?

The term the salad days refers to the periods of a person's youth when life was without worry. The phrase originated from the play Antony and Cleopatra by Shakespeare, which includes the line They were my salad days, when I was green in judgement.
Salad Days (Origin)

Examples of Use:

  • Back in my salad days, I used to go out every weekend.
  • They fell in love during their salad days.
  • Looking back on my salad days makes me smile.

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