Neiges d'Antan

(The). A thing of the past. Literally, “last year's snows.”

“Where are the snows of yester-year?” Rossetti.

“The whole has melted away like the neiges d'antan.” - Nineteenth Century, June, 1891, p. 893.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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