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.
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The relationship between poverty and responsibility is this: Both the haves and the have-nots have a role to play.
But the report said across Britain "the upward trend masks a widening gap between the haves and the have-nots.
One of the significant features of the holy month is that it encourages charity by creating empathy towards the have-nots.
The novel is well written and some interesting ideas which have resonance in today's world are explored: people seeming to be what they are not (Lord Abernathy); misconceptions--possible misconceptions--of one group by another, the haves of the have-nots, the have-nots of the haves.
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.
In The Miami-Dade area, the chasm between the haves and have-nots is wide, and as the real estate market booms, the have-nots find themselves in a crunch for affordable housing.
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.