been there, done that

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been there, done that

A set phrase used to acknowledge that one has done or experienced something before, either as a form of dismissal or of empathy. Whitewater rafting? Been there, done that. Let's do something more extreme! A: "I got back to my car a mere three minutes after the meter expired, and I still got a parking ticket!" B: "Ugh, been there, done that."
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been there, done that

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been there, done that

COMMON People say been there, done that to show that they themselves have had an experience that someone is talking about. Rick wants to go backpacking in India, but I've been there, done that. Divorce? Been there, done that. Note: People sometimes say been there, done that, got the T-shirt to emphasize the expression. `I've tried so many diets in my life.' — `Oh yeah, been there, done that, got the T-shirt.' Note: This expression is sometimes used to show that you do not find the thing being talked about interesting because you have already experienced it.
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Been there, done that

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