Meaning of days of wine and roses in English:

days of wine and roses

phrase

  • Times of youth and happiness.

    ‘a professional footballer should never take his days of wine and roses for granted’
    • ‘the times of plenty, the days of wine and roses, are over’

    Origin

    From the poem ‘Vitae Summa Brevis’ (1896) by Ernest Dowson: ‘They are not long, the days of wine and roses’.