a misspent youth

often humorous
the part of someone's life when they were young and wasted their time and opportunities

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • (a) misspent youth — a misspent youth often humorous phrase the part of someone’s life when they were young and wasted their time and opportunities Thesaurus: childhood and adolescencehyponym Main entry: misspent …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Glorious Results of a Misspent Youth — Infobox Album | Name = Glorious Results of a Misspent Youth Type = Album Artist = Joan Jett and the Blackhearts Released = 1984 Recorded = Genre = Hard rock Length = 50:49 Label = Blackheart Producer = Kenny Laguna Reviews = *Allmusic Rating|4|5… …   Wikipedia

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  • youth — [ juθ ] noun *** 1. ) uncount the time in someone s life when they are young: In his youth, he had traveled and seen much of the world. the energy/enthusiasm/innocence of youth relive/recapture your youth: The visit was more than just a chance to …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • misspent — adj wasted, frittered away, squandered, thrown away, idle, idled away, misused, profitless, misapplied, dissipated, unprofitable FORMAL prodigal ≠ profitable * * * [adjective] wasted, dissipated, imprudent, profitless, squandered * * * ▶… …   Useful english dictionary

  • youth — noun 1 period of your life when you are young ADJECTIVE ▪ early ▪ lost ▪ nostalgia for her lost youth ▪ misspent (often humorous) ▪ His lack …   Collocations dictionary

  • youth */*/*/ — UK [juːθ] / US [juθ] noun Word forms youth : singular youth plural youths 1) a) [uncountable] the time in someone s life when they are young In his youth, he had travelled and seen much of the world. the energy/enthusiasm/innocence of youth… …   English dictionary

  • misspent — /mis spent / 1. pt. and pp. of misspend. adj. 2. spent wrongly or unwisely; wasted: misspent youth. * * * …   Universalium

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