To me it sounds like a common phrase/idiom. However, Google disagrees.

Example sentence:

Climbing up the tree again? Oh, you lil stubborn.

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No, it's not.

My guess is that it's a fragment from something like, "the stubborn little hellion that you are....". Or it's a fragment of a common saying such as, "why you little stubborn bastard/child/idiot/fiend/brat/etc.".

It's absolutely not a common idiom. In fact, as presented, it's not even a complete sentence. That's why I say it's most likely a sentence fragment and furthermore if there is more to the sentence then it's still probably an idea fragment created from one of those phrases.

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