sweet young thing


Also found in: Acronyms.

sweet young thing

A cute, innocent young girl or woman. You are 60 years old! How, in good conscience, can you date that sweet young thing? I love spending time with my niece, she's such a sweet young thing.
See also: sweet, thing, young
References in periodicals archive ?
I was a sweet young thing with long blonde hair - on my first day I was told to get into a Maid Marian frock and go to our oldest tree, the Major Oak, and be interviewed for local TV.
US reports have claimed that she is getting bad publicity after a series of incidents have spoiled her reputation as a sweet young thing.
If I'd been a sweet young thing of 25 and he'd been a bright young thing of 27, then maybe we would have done the big thing.
The street we live on has quietened over the years as the youngsters have morphed from sweet young things into the living dead.
Should we all bask in the "reflected glory" brought by these sweet young things or just "tsk-tsk" at the long-lost Maria Clara ideals?
The latter, of course, was to prevent all young randy sods of dreaming of sweet young things.
SUGABABES, as the name suggests,are sweet young things but there is nothing saccharine about them.
Along with good friends Reese Witherspoon and Julia Stiles, she's one of the new generation of sweet young things.
Ultimately opposing them is a band of heretofore sweet young things (Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and Rapunzel among them), who take matters into their own hands while Shrek, Artie and Fiona are sorting out their futures.
The siblings again came dressed as sweet young things and their dazzling smiles did help brighten a damp and grey day in the London borough of Merton, but beware.
It seems she arrived in London as a penniless but appealing teenager and hung out at the legendary Gateways bar, a fixture of the '50s dyke scene that was filled with respectable ladies looking for sweet young things to fill their nights away from their husbands.