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prodigal son

noun [C usually singular] uk   us  
a man or boy who has left his family in order to do something that the family disapprove of and has now returned home feeling sorry for what he has done: figurative Manchester City football club sees the return of the prodigal son tonight with Black once again in the side after a season away.
Translations of “prodigal son”
in Chinese (Traditional) 回頭的浪子…
in Chinese (Simplified) 回头的浪子…
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