misspent youth

noun

Definition of misspent youth

: the time when one is young and doing things that are not considered wise or proper He enjoys telling stories of his misspent youth.

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“Misspent youth.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misspent%20youth. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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