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mis-spent youth

Is there a phrase in French to translate this concept?
All I can think of is something like jeunesse bohémiènne.

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My trusty Collins Robert gives:
"folle jeunesse"
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Thanks Loiseau - I haven't got that dictionary.


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When a French guy, a fellow diver was telling me of his mis-spent youth before he turned his-self around he said j'etais un bad boy" Big Smile [:D]
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I once went on a school trip with a group of British children to a disused coal mine near the Mohne Dam in Germany. The guide only spoke German so most of his comments were translated by a bilingual member of our group. We eventually arrived at a point where the guide’s face lit up. I know this one in English, he exclaimed. It’s a big-b@stard pump.
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Good replies!
I was trying to prepare something to say in french to a doctor, explaining the origin of my various health problems. But I don't think I was that bad  Blush <img src=">
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LOL
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There is an expression "jeunesse dissolue" but I think that might be a bit extreme unless you were very very wild indeed :-)
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