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phase
as in:  she’s going through a phase


When I was three, I went through a phase when I had an imaginary friend.
  a period of time when someone exhibits unusual behavior — most commonly said of a young person who is going through a stage such as a girl who doesn’t want different types of food to touch on her plate
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Notes:
Do not confuse this with the word faze which sounds the same and means "to disturb".
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  • When I was three, I went through a phase when I had an imaginary friend.
  • When I was young, I went through a phase where I was deathly afraid of the dark.
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