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English definition of “the good old days”

the good old days

If you talk about the good old days, you mean a time in the past when you believe life was better: I wish my grandma would stop going on about the good old days.In the past
(Definition of the good old days from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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