those were the days

Definition of those were the days

  1. —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 ofthat

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

daysplay
  1. :  in the daytime repeatedly :  on any day


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