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enfant terrible

A famous person who is known to behave inappropriately, often to others' shock or horror. As this phrase is French for "terrible child," it is typically pronounced with a French accent. If you continue to have tantrums on the court, you will be known as the enfant terrible of tennis. He is the enfant terrible of high society, so of course he wore blue jeans to the gala.
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Enfant terrible del teatro mexicano es un documental de no mas de una hora, donde la voz del creador escenico multidisciplinario guia al espectador por los caminos que el ha recorrido.
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Garbage lasts forever." Argentinean Constanza Macras grew from the "Who-hired-this-choreographer?" kid to the most popular enfant terrible in the Berlin dance scene when she sold out seven performances of Back to the Present in 2004.
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Former enfant terrible of France's nouvelle vague gets his own grown-up show, tracing a trajectory from early projects such as Nemausus experimental housing in Nimes to a new national museum of anthropology in Paris.