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quarter-life crisis - definition and synonyms

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    strong feelings of worry and doubt that some people have about their lives when they reach late teens to early thirties. The term was coined by analogy with midlife crisis.

    Hearing twentysomethings talk about going through a quarter-life crisis can feel like such a joke until you're experiencing one yourself.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 13/03/2015
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