those were the days

Definition of those were the days

used to say that a period of time in the past was pleasant and often better than the present time
  • When I was a kid, we spent our summers at the beach. Those were the days!

Word by Word Definitions

those
  1. : plural of that

were
  1. : past tense second-person singular, past tense plural, and past subjunctive of be

days play
  1. : in the daytime repeatedly : on any day


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to speak evil of

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