you're only young once

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of you're only young once

used to say that people should enjoy themselves while they are young

Word by Word Definitions

you're play
  1. : you are

only play
  1. : unquestionably the best : peerless

  2. : alone in a class or category : sole

  3. : having no brother or sister

  1. : as a single fact or instance and nothing more or different : merely

  2. : solely, exclusively

  3. : at the very least

  1. : with the restriction that : but

  2. : and yet : however

  3. : were it not that : except

young play
  1. : being in the first or an early stage of life, growth, or development

  2. : junior

  3. : of an early, tender, or desirable age for use as food or drink

  1. : young persons : youth

  2. : immature offspring

  3. : a single recently born or hatched animal

once play
  1. : one time and no more

  2. : at any one time : under any circumstances : ever

  3. : at some indefinite time in the past : formerly

  1. : one single time : one time at least

  1. : that once was : former

  1. : at the moment when : as soon as


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