an old soul

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maddief24

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English, Pennsylvania, United States
The expression "old soul" is, as far as I know, always used in a positive way and means that a (younger) person is wise beyond their years. Is there a similar expression in French?
 
  • Suehil

    Medemod
    British English
    No, an 'old soul' is wise and balanced. It comes from the Buddhist belief that a soul comes back time after time. An old soul is one that has been back many times before and therefore has learnt much.
     
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