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    heyday of one's life

    I know that the expression "to be in the heyday" means something like "to have the best time of one's life". However, is it possible to modify this expression a little bit and say something like this:
    He has always imagined going to university as the heyday of his life but the reality burst his bubble.

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    Re: heyday of one's life

    We don't usually refer to the heyday of a person's life. It's usually used to describe a time when something was at its most popular. For example, "During the heyday of silent films, over 200 films were being produced every week".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: heyday of one's life

    If you did want to use it, you'd have to change the verb forms:

    He had always imagined that going to university would be the heyday of his life, but reality burst his bubble.

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    Re: heyday of one's life

    Tdol,
    Thank you, The verb forms are a good point here!
    However, you also replaced "imagined as" with "imagined that...", would this sentence be incorrect in terms of grammar:
    "He had always imagined going to university as the heyday of his life, but reality burst his bubble."

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    Re: heyday of one's life

    No, stick with Tdol's version above.

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