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English definition of “make up for lost time”

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make up for lost time

to enjoy an experience as much as possible because you did not have the opportunity to do it earlier in life: I didn't travel much in my twenties but I'm certainly making up for lost time now.
Translations of “make up for lost time”
in Chinese (Traditional) 彌補失去的時光,盡情享受…
in Chinese (Simplified) 弥补失去的时光,尽情享受…
(Definition of make up for lost time from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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