the good old days

plural noun

: a period of time in the past that a person thinks were pleasant and better than the present time
In the 1960s, everything seemed possible. Those were the good old days.

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“The good old days.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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