enfant terrible


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a person whose unconventional behavior embarrasses others

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Once regarded as the enfant terrible of British telly, Ross made his name with risque material on Channel 4 in the mid-80s and has sailed close to the wind on numerous occasions.
One thing you could always say on von Trier's behalf is that he's a nervy artist with a lot of visual flair--a bona fide enfant terrible.
Soon to be in their place is New Times, self-styled enfant terrible and ardent foe of McJournalism, despised by rivals for its corporate raider tactics, legendary for its butt-kicking editors and spit-on-the-floor, take-no-prisoners brand of investigative journalism.
Earlier this year the enfant terrible of the Brit-Art movement spoke of his love of art collecting as he guided Melvyn Bragg around his pounds 3m mansion.
Blackburn boss Hughes was an enfant terrible himself in his younger days, having physical run-ins as he went through his own Old Trafford rite of passage.
Instead, what about a certain Joel Canton a (left), brother of everyone's favourite enfant terrible.
By cleverly playing off his enfant terrible persona, Sheen had managed to reinvent his image and earn a second chance at success.
Supermodels hid behind eye patches, bandanas and skull and crossbone motifs as Britain's enfant terrible of fashion shared his vision of haute couture in Paris.
a curator and director of two American museums" while reinventing the role of aging enfant terrible.
Petersburg drama school--has always had the reputation of being an enfant terrible.
Brit Art enfant terrible Tracey Emin unveiled her first piece of public art yesterday.
THE current enfant terrible of his trade Marc Jacobs has already stormed the fashion world and he looks set to do the same to perfume.
35pm He was the enfant terrible of the tennis court, so pairing John McEnroe up for a chat with irrepressibly outspoken comic Ruby Wax was sure to cause sparks.
The one young German filmmaker to create a stir was thirty-three-year-old Fred Kelemen, a genuine enfant terrible who specializes in preserving dreary hunks of real tune on 16mm.
Indeed the Eisteddfod has displayed Neale Howells's artworks at the Visual Art Exhibitions on numerous occasions since the enfant terrible first hit the scene in 1995.