Definition of Greek calends
: a time that will never arrive a bill he planned to pay at the Greek calends
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Origin and Etymology of 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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