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Related to havened: stirred up, undeterred
not get a wink of sleep
To not get any sleep. Our newborn son is rather colicky, so my wife and I haven't gotten a wink of sleep the last few nights.
Haven't I seen you somewhere before?and Haven't we met before?
a polite or coy way of trying to introduce yourself to someone. Bob: Hi. Haven't I seen you somewhere before? Mary: I hardly think so. Bill (moving toward Jane): Haven't we met before? Jane (moving away from Bill): No way!
(I) haven't got all day.
Fig. Please hurry.; I'm in a hurry. Rachel: Make it snappy! I haven't got all day. Alice: Just take it easy. There's no rush. Henry: I haven't got all day. When are you going to finish with my car? Bob: As soon as I can.
See also: all
(I) haven't seen you in a long time.
Fig. an expression of greeting, often said as part of a series. Mary: Hi, Fred! Haven't seen you in a long time. Fred: Yeah. Longtime no see. Tom: Well, John. Is that you? I haven't seen you in a long time. John: Good to see you, Tom!
(I) haven't seen you in a month of Sundays.
Rur. I haven't seen you in a long time. Tom: Hi, Bill Haven't seen you in a month of Sundays! Bill: Hi, Tom. Long time no see. Bob: Well, Fred! Come right in! Haven't seen you in a month of Sundays! Fred: Good to see you, Uncle Bob.
(It) hasn't been easy.and Things haven't been easy.
Things have been difficult, but I have gotten through. Bill: I'm so sorry about all your troubles. I hope things are all right now. Bob: It hasn't been easy, but things are okay now. John: How are you getting on after your dog died? Bill: Things haven't been easy.
you haven't lived until something(spoken) also you haven't lived till something
you will be sorry if you do not try this You haven't lived until you've got a personal trainer to work out with.
you haven't lived(humorous)
if you tell someone they haven't lived if they have not experienced something, you mean that this experience is very pleasant or exciting and they should try it You've never been to a Turkish bath? Oh, you haven't lived!
See also: live
haven't seen hide nor hair of somebody/something(informal)
if you have not seen hide nor hair of someone or something, you have not seen them for a period of time (often + since ) I haven't seen hide nor hair of her since last Sunday, and I'm beginning to get rather worried.
see under not have.