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Meaning of “those were the days” in the English Dictionary

"those were the days" in British English

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those were the days

something you say that ​meanslife was ​better at the ​time in the past that you are ​talking about: We were ​young and ​madly in ​love. Ah, those were the ​days!
(Definition of those were the days from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"those were the days" in American English

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those were the days

life was ​better in the past: "Do you ​remember when ​icecreamcones used to ​cost 50 ​cents?" "Yeah, those were the ​days!"
(Definition of those were the days from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “those were the days”
in Chinese (Simplified) 那时候可真好,那才是好时光…
in Chinese (Traditional) 那時候可真好,那才是好時光…
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