sweet young thing

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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 classic literature ?
Ogg's--having found themselves in a false position, had been led into a course which, to say the least of it, was highly injudicious, and productive of sad pain and disappointment, especially to that sweet young thing, Miss Deane.
She began slowly to undress; but now, owing to the suggestions of this sound, her thoughts became concentrated on Hetty--that sweet young thing, with life and all its trials before her--the solemn daily duties of the wife and mother--and her mind so unprepared for them all, bent merely on little foolish, selfish pleasures, like a child hugging its toys in the beginning of a long toilsome journey in which it will have to bear hunger and cold and unsheltered darkness.
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.
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.
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.
The other sweet young things who innocently tell all to Michael Barrymore unwittingly drop their parents in it.
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.