boomerang kid

boomerang kid

n
(Sociology) a young adult who, after having lived on his or her own for a time, returns to live in the parental home, usually due to financial problems caused by unemployment or the high cost of living independently
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Rice is a classic boomerang kid, leaving home on several occasions before returning to the nest again.
I started working on `Dustin' about six years ago, and the boomerang kid syndrome had not reached full blossom, but I think that it has now," Kelley said.
The rise of the Boomerang Kid - those who have been forced to return to the family home due to economic circumstance - is being compounded by a lack of affordable housing.
The network introduced two new comedies on Tuesday that will premiere in March: ``The Loop,'' about 20-something friends in Chicago, and ``Free Ride,'' a partially improvised comedy about a boomerang kid forced to return to live with his parents in his small-town Midwestern home after enjoying the good life at UC Santa Barbara.
The Boomerang Kid - whenever anyone at work asks a question, he always replies: "I'll get back to you on that.
Meanwhile, during his days with Scottish & Newcastle, reader Nick Wilson worked with a bloke known as The Boomerang Kid.
Be aware of key issues for families today such as boomerang kids
With boomerang kids forced to move back home after university and the elder generation, who are living longer, moving in with the grown up children, homes are bursting at the seams.
But that was before a tune about boomerang kids had virtually every parent in the room smiling in agreement.
I've done the babies bit, the working mum thing, the struggle in the school holidays, the troubled teenage years, the empty nest and the boomerang kids.
The accordion family; boomerang kids, anxious parents, and the private toll of global competition.