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halcyon days

noun [plural] uk   /ˌhæl.si.ənˈdeɪz/ literary us  
a very happy or successful period in the past: She recalled the halcyon days of her youth.
Translations of “halcyon days”
in Chinese (Traditional) (昔日)美好的時光…
in Chinese (Simplified) (昔日)美好的时光…
(Definition of halcyon days from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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