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enfant terrible

  
  ( enfants terribles    plural  ) If you describe someone as an enfant terrible, you mean that they are clever but unconventional, and often cause problems or embarrassment for their friends or families.  
LITERARY      n-count   usu sing, usu the N of n  
He became known as the enfant terrible of British theater.     
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