a box of sixteen


Senior Member
Hi everyone,

What does this expression -colored down below- means? or are there a miswriting? Here's the concept, from a medical-psychological article:

"Here is a typical adolescent case. A box of sixteen at a public school tells his school doctor that he insists on seeing a psychiatrist. In the end he gets his own way and his parents bring him to me."

Proposition: [informal] A lad of sixteen... (?)

Thanks in advance.
  • satyrr

    Senior Member
    Thank you PaulQ,

    It's obviously a misprint; yet since I am no native-speaker I was slow to see it; or I have a great imagination :) May not an adolescent be considered as a box of sort as well? :D. I am kidding of course. Thanks again.
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