young once

young once

A phrase emphasizing that someone will not be young forever. Typically used in the phrase "you're only young once." You need to go skydiving with us. Come on, you're only young once—it's time for an adventure!
See also: once, young

you're only young once

You will not stay young forever, so you should take risks and try new things now while you are free and able. You need to go skydiving with us. Come on, you're only young once—it's time for an adventure! I decided to sell my things and buy a one-way ticket to India. You're only young once, after all.
See also: once, young
References in classic literature ?
I was young once, but I never was very handsome--worse luck for me.
But she watched the great revolving light bestarring the short hours of the summer night, and her eyes grew soft and bright and young once more.
"Yet," I reflected, "she has been young once; her youth would be contemporary with her master's: Mrs.
I myself was young once; we shall always get on well together, like two good comrades.'
Spring is the most wonderful, because she has not to cover a clean, bare field with new leaves and flowers, but to drive before her and to put away the hanging-on, over-surviving raffle of half-green things which the gentle winter has suffered to live, and to make the partly-dressed stale earth feel new and young once more.
On the beaches are many old men who were young once, and who could get money just like you.
In the second, Young once again made contact, barging Coates out of the way to take the lead and eventually the race win with Coates right behind him, but was penalised later, handing Coates the win and the championship lead.
Don Bosco's Casey Villasin won first runner-up for portraying Makati as the perfect place to 'live life to the fullest because we're only young once.' With Paulo Santos, who provided direction and dialogue, Villasin used his camera and editing skills to showcase the city as a fun destination with its video arcades, green open spaces, shopping centers, and snack joints.
This is not the first time Cassie's intentions have been questioned. Last month, after it was revealed Cassie has starred on the reality program "Young Once" with her longtime ex-boyfriend weeks before filming "The Bachelor," one of her co-stars, Tony Walsh, (https://www.ibtimes.com/bachelor-2019-spoilers-coltons-winner-cassie-went-show-get-famous-2769213) told Life & Style  that Cassie likely went on the ABC show for exposure.
There's something about being young once that leaves a lump in the throat.
"It is a truism to say that young people are only young once and we will not get the chance to repeat their time in care and education.
When we were young, yes, we too were young once upon a time, we would excitedly make New Year Resolutions, vowing to follow them to the dot.
"I was young once, so I know what it's like to look up to people.
"They told me you're only young once, there are so many nude pictures, every tabloid newspaper you open there are nude pics, it's not like it's a shock.
But everyone is young once. As long as they're not actually urinating on war memorials, can we please just let students be students?
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