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those were the days

something you say that means life 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)

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those were the days

life was better in the past: "Do you remember when ice cream cones 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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