awkward age
{n.} Adolescence; awkwardness during adolescence. * /Sue used to be an "ugly duckling" when she was at the awkward age, but today she is a glamorous fashion model./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • awkward age — {n.} Adolescence; awkwardness during adolescence. * /Sue used to be an ugly duckling when she was at the awkward age, but today she is a glamorous fashion model./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • awkward\ age — noun Adolescence; awkwardness during adolescence. Sue used to be an ugly duckling when she was at the awkward age, but today she is a glamorous fashion model …   Словарь американских идиом

  • awkward age — переходный возраст Although she is at the awkward age now, she will рrobably become a beautiful, graceful young woman …   Idioms and examples

  • awkward age — awkward stage, difficult age (i.e. adolescence) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • awkward age — noun : the age of early adolescence usually characterized by awkwardness and shyness …   Useful english dictionary

  • awkward age — early adolescence. [1890 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • The Awkward Age — Infobox Book | name = The Awkward Age image caption = Cover of 1966 Penguin Modern Classics edition of The Awkward Age author = Henry James country = United Kingdom, United States language = English genre = Novel publisher = William Heinemann,… …   Wikipedia

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  • awkward — /ˈɔkwəd / (say awkwuhd) adjective 1. lacking dexterity or skill; clumsy; bungling. 2. ungraceful; ungainly; uncouth: awkward gestures. 3. ill adapted for use or handling; unhandy: an awkward method. 4. requiring caution; somewhat hazardous: there …   Australian English dictionary

  • awkward — adj. 1 ill adapted for use; causing difficulty in use. 2 clumsy or bungling. 3 a embarrassed (felt awkward about it). b embarrassing (an awkward situation). 4 difficult to deal with (an awkward customer). Phrases and idioms: the awkward age… …   Useful english dictionary

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