Pronounced: RALE-bird, noun
Notes: It looked to me like it was someone fond of trains, but no
The phrase salad days means
- a period of youthful innocence and inexperience
- a period of great success: heyday
Our phrase came about in the early 1600s
Background / Comments
Our phrase would appear to have been invented by Shakespeare, and was used in the play Antony and Cleopatra, and there clearly meant the first definition. It is not clear how or when the second definition came about.