golden years

plural noun

Definition of golden years 

: the advanced years in a lifetime active well into their golden years

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There's a lot to consider when selecting the best place to spend your golden years. Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY, "Which state ranks best overall for retirement? South Dakota tops Bankrate.com list," 12 July 2018 Others have looked at the same data and concluded that the death risk flattens out in one’s ultra-golden years, and therefore that human lifespan does not have an upper threshold. Elie Dolgin, Scientific American, "There's No Limit to Longevity, Says Study Reviving Human Life Span Debate," 1 July 2018 Retirees looking to spend their golden years in style and comfort should set their course for Katy, Texas. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "This Houston Suburb Was Recently Identified as the Best Place to Retire in Texas," 25 June 2018 One fork led to a 72-year-old retiree who was quietly living out his golden years in the Sacramento suburb of Citrus Heights. Tj Ortenzi, Washington Post, "Hunt for Golden State Killer led detectives to Hobby Lobby for DNA sample," 2 June 2018 One fork led to a 72-year-old retiree who was quietly living out his golden years in the Sacramento suburb of Citrus Heights. Tj Ortenzi, Washington Post, "Hunt for Golden State Killer led detectives to Hobby Lobby for DNA sample," 2 June 2018 Decades from now, in his golden years, Mr. Schultz can revere himself not as a man who sold overpriced coffee, but one who his contemporaries said should be leader of the nation, dammit. Holman W. Jenkins, WSJ, "Starbucks Chief Won’t Stay Hot," 5 June 2018 His new album with the Jicks, Sparkle Hard, has been a critical success, with reviewers noting that Malkmus has found a special groove in his golden years. Ryu Spaeth, The New Republic, "What Happened to the Cool Jerk of Indie Rock?," 4 June 2018 One fork led to a 72-year-old retiree who was quietly living out his golden years in the Sacramento suburb of Citrus Heights. Tj Ortenzi, Washington Post, "Hunt for Golden State Killer led detectives to Hobby Lobby for DNA sample," 2 June 2018

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1964, in the meaning defined above

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golden years

noun

English Language Learners Definition of golden years

: the late years in someone's life : the time of life when someone is old

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