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원어민과 함께 전화/화상영어. 영어회화 스피킹 UP
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ENGLISH SPEAKING NO.1
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“Those were the salad days.

 

Why do we refer to youth as “salad days”? Why not “cake days”?

 

"Salad days" is a Shakespearean idiomatic expression to refer to a youthful time, accompanied by the inexperience, enthusiasm, idealism, innocence, or indiscretion that one associates with a young person. More modern use, especially in America, refers to a heyday, a period when somebody was at the peak of their abilities?not necessarily in that person's youth.

 

The expression “salad days” appears to have fallen out of favor after Shakespeare, but it was revived in the 19th century. Although Shakespeare used the phrase to refer to a time of carefree innocence, it’s often used now to refer to a time when someone was at a peak of success. 


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