Named for 25 year olds who are (nearly) fresh out of college, and either can't get a job or can't make ends meet.
My fiance's in a quarter life crisis.
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young adulthood and the dilemmas that come with it
My quarter life crisis has just begun.
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a time period of confusion, self doubt, and need for change during the first 25 years of one's life.
Since old farts have midlife crisis, and I am under 25, I must be having a quarter life crisis.
by Leslie Hume May 11, 2004

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Quarter life Crisis: 1) Somone between the ages of 23-30. 2) A marketing catch phrase used my the media and corporations to instill fear and insacurity in young adults to consume products; much like a 'mid-life crisis'. 3) Half way between a fetus-life cirsis and a mid-life crisis; however, only half a life away from a 3/4-life crisis and 3/4 of a life away from death.
Stuffy-Corporate guy: Hmmm. seems sales on cargo pants, SUV's and Life Insurace is down, what shall we do Jenkins?
Jenkins: I dunno sir. Perhaps we could fuck with college students minds by telling them they are having a 'quarter life crisis'; thereby, instagating mass consumption of these products; therefor, padding the 3/4 profits of the company.
Stuffy-Corporate guy: Brillant! Jenkins! Now, i'll have the usual Club sandwhich on brown bread if you please.
Jenkins: C'ommin right up sir.
by JamesEX May 13, 2004

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You are considered to have a "Quarter Life Crisis" if you have had a nervous breakdown between the ages of 20 and 30.

See One Eight Life Crisis or Mid Life Crisis for more information on the former.
"I am seriously, like, having a nervous breakdown"
(Evesdropping Bystander thinks...) She's having a Quarter Life Crisis!
by mandielanious May 11, 2004

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From the John Mayer song "Why Georgia"
"Might be a quarter life crisis"

n.
the moment you realize you are a quarter of a century old.
A: Dude, you're oooold.
B: I'm only 25.
A: That's a quarter of a century.
B: What? What?! Ack!
by Sweet Georgia Peach May 12, 2004

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stressing and/acting up out in your 20's. taken from mid-life crisis which used to be stressing in the mid-30's, but now has been pushed up due to longer life expectancy.
heh, look at that college student over there, she's totally buggin, she must be having a quarter life crisis
by Robbie :) May 11, 2004

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