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Meaning of “make up for lost time” in the English Dictionary

"make up for lost time" in British English

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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 ​losttime now.
(Definition of make up for lost time from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"make up for lost time" in American English

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make up for lost time

to do something as much as ​possible because you were not ​able to do it before: After seven ​years in ​prison, he’s ​home with his ​kids and making up for ​losttime.
(Definition of make up for lost time from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “make up for lost time”
in Chinese (Simplified) 弥补失去的时光,尽情享受…
in Chinese (Traditional) 彌補失去的時光,盡情享受…
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