shades of

A reminder of a person or situation in the past. For example, He really played a fine game for a fifty-year-old—shades of his high school triumphs, or They found themselves alone on the beach—shades of their childhood summers together. [Mid-1800s]


Nearby words

  1. shade tree,
  2. shade-grown,
  3. shade-tree,
  4. shaded,
  5. shades,
  6. shadfly,
  7. shading,
  8. shadkhan,
  9. shadoof,
  10. shadow

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