What does "growing up" mean?

23 Jul 2015

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What does "growing up" mean?
At 1:23 of this YouTube video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdJ5LNr32bQ) the man said "my mom told me, growing up, that if you stuck your chopsticks in your bowl of rice...someone would die."

Does it mean "from he was a child till now" or just mean "when he was younger"?

Native language
English (US)

Native language
Traditional Chinese (Taiwan)

Native language
English (US)

Native language
Traditional Chinese (Taiwan)
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