(someone) is young at heart

Use the phrase "young at heart" to describe an older person who acts or feels like a young person. For example, an elderly person who enjoys dancing, makes funny jokes, or has a lot of energy can be called "young at heart".

"Young at heart" is a positive phrase. If you want to talk about someone old who acts young in a negative way, you can say something like:

He doesn't act his age.

He still acts like a child.

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