(one) hasn't lived (until)

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(one) hasn't lived (until)

Has not experienced something particularly enjoyable or exciting (that the speaker is currently talking about). If you've never had caviar, then you haven't lived! You haven't lived until you've been to Paris—it's heaven.
See also: live
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you haven’t ˈlived

used to tell somebody that if they have not had a particular experience their life is not complete: You’ve never been to New York? You haven’t lived!
See also: live
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You haven't lived until you've watched the penguins do Boogie Wonderland.
The final encore, a musical invitation from the cast to "Prosit 2012" with a toast--you truly haven't lived until you've heard a period-instrument ensemble accompany an excerpt from a Strauss operetta.
It certainly was: You haven't lived until you've heard 55 tubas play "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy."
You haven't lived until you've been to a Steel Magnolias viewing party with a bunch of gay men.
(You haven't lived until you've sat in sub-zero temperatures behind a flimsy curtain on Brighton pier, while a cheerful Englishman smears blue algaenate between your legs.)
Let me tell you, you haven't lived until you've stood in the snow in subzero temps, wearing nothing but your skivvies, while getting blasted by the wind from passing tractor trailers!
Turn left after entering and you'll be greeted by a lovely wooded backlot, tonight featuring various added entertainments such as Guitar Hero demonstrations and more conventional musical instruction for kids - you haven't lived until you've heard Queen's We Will Rock You played on brass and percussion by a bunch of ten-year-olds.
The film's sweet, funny tone catches hold from the title sequence, when a 92-year-old chorus member tunefully (sort of) asks that classic question posed by The Clash, "Should I Stay or Should I Go," and continues through the choir's renditions of Sonic Youth's "Schizophrenia," the Ramones' "I Wanna be Sedated" and Jefferson Airplane's "Somebody to Love." (And you haven't lived until you've watched Fred Knittle strut through a bowling alley in a video version of "Stayin' Alive.")
"You haven't lived until you've seen 300 gallons of chicken salad." Once food is cooked, it is pumped into bags in chilled water for rapid cooling (which prevents microorganisms from developing), frozen, and delivered frozen to the schools.
You haven't lived until you've nearly caught a fatal disease on a British beach.
Chris says you haven't lived until you've taken part in the Thai summer holiday called Songkran, during which everyone gets soaked' below, Chris chats with locals in a cafe.
"Lydia, you haven't lived until you've experienced an MTNA National Conference.
"No, you haven't loved till you've fallen for Paris,/hopelessly caught in her spell./No you haven't lived until you've tasted Paris./How could you bid her farewell?/That magical, tragical, glamourous, amourous,/delicieuse mademoiselle!"
You haven't lived until you've camped out in the American Military Cemetery above Omaha Beach in France, without a tent on a rainy night with John Randt.
The quality of the Italian reds goes without saying, but you haven't lived until you've had real Italian ice cream.