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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.
See also: get, not, of, sleep, wink

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!
See also: seen, somewhere

(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!
See also: long, seen, time

(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.
See also: month, of, seen, Sundays

(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.
See also: 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.
See also: live, until

you haven't lived

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

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 also: hair, hide, nor, of, seen


see under not have.
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Together with partners Jon and Russell Scott, they established Havens Wine Cellars in 1984.
Introduced in 1992, Bourriquot, a Bordelaise slang word for a horse with its own mind, reflects the artisinal inspiration behind the wine grower's mission: with a mind of his own, Havens expects to take the risks that produce exciting wines.
Currently, Havens is president of The Havens Group, a Washington- based consulting firm.
mandate and to use the very substantial ground forces now in Central Bosnia for effective protection of safe havens.
In response, a growing number of companies relocated their corporate headquarters from the United States to various tax havens.
Havens assumed the position of senior vice president, wholesale marketing and northeast retail immediately following the merger of Ultramar and Diamond Shamrock in 1996.
Havens has enjoyed a 25 year, high-level sales and marketing career with Rhone-Poulenc Rorer and Warner-Lambert.
Simi Valley historian and Strathearn Historical Park director Pat Havens, who will be retiring after 30 years of teaching history at Simi Valley Adult School, holds a copy of her book, now in its fourth printing.
Jason Havens is a nationally recognized tax attorney.
2 million, which includes the cost of construction and building fees, Havens said.
LOS ANGELES, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- "Cuts to the Chase," the brand- new FORWARD/Rhino album by legendary singer/guitarist/actor/activist and original Woodstock festival alumnus Richie Havens, is making an auspicious debut in retail stores and on America's airwaves this week (21).
Our mission is to make decorating your home fun and less intimidating, and to help empower our customers turn their homes into havens.
Both buildings were declared State Historic Landmarks in 1988, and both are noted in the National Historic Register, said Pat Havens, president of the Simi Valley Historical Society, which oversees the house.
Havens Wine Cellars today released its 2000 Hudson Syrah Reserve simultaneous with the winery's 20th harvest in the growing regions where it pioneered a cool-climate movement for "Right Bank" red wines in North America.