generation gap


generation gap
{n.}, {informal}, {hackneyed phrase} The difference in social values, philosophies, and manners between children and their parents, teachers and relatives which causes a lack of understanding between them and frequently leads to violent confrontations. * /My daughter is twenty and I am forty, but we have no generation gap in our family./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • generation gap — ► NOUN ▪ a difference in attitudes between people of different generations, leading to lack of understanding …   English terms dictionary

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  • Generation Gap — The differences found between members of different generations. More specifically, a generation gap can be used to describe the differences in actions, beliefs, tastes, etc. between members of younger generations when compared to members of older …   Investment dictionary

  • generation gap — {n.}, {informal}, {hackneyed phrase} The difference in social values, philosophies, and manners between children and their parents, teachers and relatives which causes a lack of understanding between them and frequently leads to violent… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • generation\ gap — noun informal hackneyed phrase the difference in social values, philosophies, and manners between children and their parents, teachers and relatives which causes a lack of understanding between them and frequently leads to violent confrontations …   Словарь американских идиом

  • generation gap — genera′tion gap n. cvb soc a lack of communication between one generation and another, esp. between young people and their parents • Etymology: 1965–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • generation gap — noun A disconnect between members of one generation and members of the next based on the later generation developing habits, attitudes, and preferences inconsistent with the experience of the former …   Wiktionary


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