halcyon days

halcyon days
halcyon days plural noun
A time of peace and happiness
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Main Entry:halcyon

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halcyon days UK US noun [plural] mainly literary
a period of time in the past that was happy and peaceful
Thesaurus: pleasant situationssynonym

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halcyon days,
1. fourteen days of calm weather, anciently believed to occur about the winter solstice when the halcyon or kingfisher was nesting: »

Expect St. Martin's summer, halcyon days (Shakespeare).

2. Figurative. days of tranquility or peace; quiet, happy period.

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