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

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"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 lost time 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 lost time.

(Definition of “make up for lost time” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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