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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BORN FAMOUS Channel 4 10pm "OOH, it was tougher in our day - you don't know you're born." So say many parents, usually referencing that their kids have always known fancy tellies, mobile phones, foreign holidays and decent pocket money, or never had to do a paper round.
BORN FAMOUS Channel 4, 10pm "OOH, it was tougher in our day - you don't know you're born."
If you're a parent who's ever started a conversation with: "You lot don't know you're born..." Or maybe, "You've just had it all too easy", then this is the holiday feature for you.
I find myself doing that classic thing of repeating my parents, which we say we'll never do, and I've even come out with the line "you don't know you're born" - what does that even mean?
Meanwhile, timeworn lines such as, "He's as thick as two short planks" and, "You don't know you're born" prove sayings are passed down through the generations.
The ITV effort, You Don't know You're Born, also has celebs tracking down their roots, but doesn't bother with tedious footage of our heroes rummaging through dusty libraries.
But he found his hardest role was walking in his own family's footsteps in You Don't Know You're Born.
However, if you cannot appreciate that the Argument sketch is their finest work you don't know you're born.
These include, 'What did your last slave die of?' and 'You don't know you're born'.
Anne was also the star of ITV's new family tree show You Don't Know You're Born, a rip-off of the BBC's Who Do You Think You Are.
You Don't Know You're Born (ITV1, Tuesday) helps famous folk (coming up, Alan Davies and Ken Stott) delve into their ancestors' history and also have a go at doing their jobs.
I USED to laugh at my Dad when he'd say: "The trouble with you, Carole, is you just don't know you're born."
The Rebus actor's Italian forebear was a man of the cloth before he left God for a lady (You Don't Know You're Born, stv, Tuesday).
You Don't Know You're Born (Tuesay, Central, 9pm) features Coronation Street's Anne Kirkbride (Deirdre, above) tracing her family tree.
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