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1.
phrase used when you reminisce about the "good old days" when life was easy. Even more fun if you make it a song like Edith and Archie Bunker did in the "All in the Family" opening.
Boy the way Glen Miller played
songs that made the hit parade.
Guys like us, we had it made.
Those were the days!
And you knew who you were then.
Girls were girls, and men were men.
Mister, we could use a man Herbert Hoover again.
Didn't need no welfare state.
Everybody pulled his weight.
Gee our old LaSalle ran great.
Those were the Days!
by Corn Flake January 14, 2007
 
2.
Often said when thinking back to a time when life was more enjoyable.
"Remember back in 96' when we stayed at that beach house? Those were the days..."
by DMC May 24, 2004
 
3.
Phrase you use to show your melancholy when you and your friends dig up fun stories about things they did in the past
Q: "Do you remember our last year in high school, you know, when you were with Suzy" A: "Yip, those were the days.."
by Casman May 23, 2004
 
4.
when one was having fun or had fun a while ago "back in the day"
Jim:remember when being a burnout was cool?

Mikey: yah those were the days man!
by linzee May 24, 2004
 
5.
something old people say when reminiscing.
"way back in my time, we could get a loaf of bread, 3 cows, and a newspaper, all for a nickle... ah.. those were the days"
by bre May 24, 2004
 
6.
A phrase older people such as parents use to exaggerate the greatness of a certain event. (even if they are talking about leeches) Also see... back in the day, way back when, and good times.
Grandfather: I remember, one time, me and Jimmy went down to the swimmin' hole. Course, back then we didn't have those fancy bathin' suits y'all have now. So anyway, when we got out, we were COVERED in leeches. Ou-chie! Man, those were the days...
by Borden May 23, 2004
 
7.
The times that everything was great and you didnt have to worry about anything
"man remember when we all chilled at slicks house and smoked lots of weed ? those were the days"
by nate fine May 23, 2004