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.
See also: born, know, not
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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.
See also: born, know, not
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

not know you are born

be unaware how easy your life is. informal
See also: born, know, not
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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.
See also: born, know, not
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We may complain about the way things are but compared to millions, we don't know we're born.
"We don't know we're born," mused Jeremy as he gazed painfully on the wreckage of the Glasgow tenement his Great Granny once resided in with scores of kids (a sentiment echoed by Mr Fry during his journey of discovery).
He says we don't know we're born being carried about and having all our meals prepared for us.''
Well, things were really bleak back then, so let's have a look at exactly why "we don't know we're born".
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