mid-life crisis

midlife crisis

noun
a period of psychological stress occurring in middle age, thought to be triggered by a physical, occupational, or domestic event, as menopause, diminution of physical prowess, job loss, or departure of children from the home.

Origin:
1970–75

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midlife crisis (ˈmɪdˌlaɪf)
 
n
a crisis that may be experienced in middle age involving frustration, panic, and feelings of pointlessness, sometimes resulting in radical and often ill-advised changes of lifestyle

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midlife crisis n.
A period of psychological doubt and anxiety that some people experience in middle age.

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