the have-nots

the have-nots

n. the poor; those who have little or nothing. (Compare this with the haves.) The have-nots seem never to be able to get ahead.
References in classic literature ?
So, in the end, above ground you must have the Haves, pursuing pleasure and comfort and beauty, and below ground the Have-nots, the Workers getting continually adapted to the conditions of their labour.
But the report said across Britain "the upward trend masks a widening gap between the haves and the have-nots.
Those who have the means also have a strong desire to keep what they hold; the have-nots badly need a resurgent Labour Party.
One of the significant features of the holy month is that it encourages charity by creating empathy towards the have-nots.
IF an alien attempted to gauge life in Britain by watching television, he would come to the conclusion that we live in a society of Poles Apart, inhabited by two distinct races: the Haves and the Have-Nots.
Among the have-nots is everyone else -- people who work in the private sector, without job security and with much lower pay, longer hours, fewer holidays, a higher retirement age and monthly state pensions that are one third of the amount paid to the privileged classes.
NAOMI Campbell proved once again that it's one law for the haves and another for the have-nots when she was late for her community service at a soup kitchen.
The fact that recent economic events -- such as the mortgage crisis, surging energy prices, and rising food costs -- are hitting some Americans harder than others may partly explain why more Americans in 2008 than four years ago believe the nation is divided into the haves and the have-nots.
On the surface it was all about the haves and the have-nots.
Carried to its logical conclusion, their mind-set has already begun leading to the complete economic stratification of many areas, where the haves have theirs and the have-nots are someone else's problem.
However, since "the treaty was signed in 1968, there has been an ongoing struggle between the nuclear haves and the have-nots," Archbishop Migliore observed.
a starker contrast between the haves and the have-nots.
In Wales, the have-nots are those who cannot afford a house in the village in which they grew up and finding that they cannot compete with incomers from across the economic divide.
At issue was not so much the tug-of-war between the haves and the have-nots ("Why is this going on when the university can't give its faculty members raises?
County, Briscoe paints a vivid picture of the haves, the have-nots and the gonna-gets, as they mix and mingle--some more willingly than others--in this social jambalaya.