This is no way to live out your twenties.

The meaning I'm going for here is "go through and was wondering if this was an alright usage of the phrasal verb live out.

  • Not to this native English speaker. I would possibly guess the intended meaning, but it would only be a guess.
    – Colin Fine
    Nov 5, 2020 at 22:47

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The idiom “live out” is usually used in reference to the end of life.

After her husband died, she lived out the rest of her life in a nursing home.

It seems a bit strange to apply to someone who is not yet thirty.

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