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4.
A salad day is one of those days when you are content to drink cool-aid on the curb, shoes off, with the smell of fresh cut grass filling your nose. One of those days when your skin tingles from the sun and your stomach aches from laughing. One of those days that leave you feeling complete.
"Oh man..yeah,now that..that was a salad day."
by how clarifying! September 11, 2008
 
1.
Youth.

First used by Shakespeare in Anthony and Cleopatra: "...in my salad days, when I was green in judgement..."

Get it? It's a fucking pun. Ha Ha! Salad is green, and in my 'salad days' I was green. Get it?

Man, that Shakespeare is right up their with Richard Pryor and George Carlin.

Fuking British and their fucking puns. Give it a fucking rest!

Anyway, I might not have the quotation exactly correct, but the point is that the phrase has nothing to do with 'hardships' or 'comfortable living.'

It refers to inexperience and innocence, not carefree existance.
Man 1: In my salad days, I wanted to grow up to be a male ballerina.

Man 2: Did you go to Princeton?
by BcozTheNite July 28, 2008
 
2.
1. A period of time in which hardships are few and life is comfortably lived.

2. The stretch of time a person spends in county or state prison.
1. Since I won the lottery, I was able to pay off the house and my wife and I retired twenty years early. These must be the salad days.

2. I ate five black assholes tonight. These are truly the salad days.
by JoeSMDD July 28, 2004
 
3.
green inexperienced youthful judgement and cold blooded execution of those judgements.

Rashness with little concern of consequence.

Antony and Cleopatra. William Shakespeare

"My salad days,
When I was green in judgment, cold in blood."

- William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra, 1.5
"How did you end up in jail?"

"Salad days, 'nuf said."
by GilbyRFC0 October 07, 2011