Greek calends

plural noun
variants: or Greek kalends

Definition of Greek calends

: a time that will never arrive a bill he planned to pay at the Greek calends

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History and Etymology for Greek calends

translation of Latin kalendas graecas (in ad kalendas graecas solvere to go without paying, literally, to pay at the Greek calends); from the fact that the Greeks did not reckon time by calends

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“Greek calends.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Greek%20calends. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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