youthful indiscretion


: a minor mistake made by a young person
He describes his drug use in college as just a youthful indiscretion.

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Recent Examples on the Web Carlos and Shawn spar over professional standards vs. youthful indiscretion. Kirkland Crawford, Detroit Free Press, 1 June 2023 The prince had been caught up in a youthful indiscretion with an actress, and the morally sensitive Albert, who was devastated by the scandal surrounding his son, coincidentally died a short time later. Michael Farquhar, Washington Post, 13 May 2023

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“Youthful indiscretion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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