not know (one is) born

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not know (one is) born

To be unaware of or blind to one's own good fortune or ease of life. Kids these days don't know they're born, being able to do everything with a tap of their phones. Families in this country complain about their life, and then they sit down to watch TV in a warm house after a decent meal. I tell you, some people don't know they're born.
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not know you are born

If you say that someone doesn't know they are born, you mean that they do not realize how lucky they are. Unbelievably, he was texting all through their date. Some blokes don't know they're born.
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not know you are born

be unaware how easy your life is. informal
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not know you’re ˈborn

(British English, spoken) not realize how easy your life or situation is compared to other people’s: Young people today don’t know they’re born. Life was much harder when I was a child.
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Thanks to Sara Cox and social historian Polly Russell, I bet living rooms up and down Britain played host last night to choruses of, "Kids these days - they don't know they're born".
Tin Can Alley WITH their electric light and inside toilets, kids today don't know they're born.
WHEN I see the youngsters on their wonderful bicycles these days I think they don't know they're born.
A TORY council leader has outraged voters by saying they "don't know they're born".
The more you see what it takes for guys like Andy Murray and Roger Federer to get to where they are and stay there, the more you realise most footballers don't know they're born. I've played a lot of sport in my life.
They don't know they're born! When I was a girl, we had real winters.
It that time of year again when politicians and would-be educationalists come out with that now well-worn diatribe of how 'Schoolchildren these days don't know they're born...
You know the type; the one who can often be heard announcing that the youth of today have never had it so good, they don't know they're born and things were much better in their day.
HOW many times have I said: "Young mums today don't know they're born - it's all so easy these days"?
They don't know they're born. In my day, we only had three TVs in the house.
enterprises can easily degenerate into an exercise proving to today's young that they don't know they're born - a contention with which I strongly disagree because with soaring university tuition fees, rising youth unemployment and high property prices, kids today have got it tough.
"Some of my Swansea team-mates complain about the club's daily training - they don't know they're born. Playing professional soccer is like winning the Lottery!"
The phrase "they don't know they're born" inevitably comes to mind.
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