never in my life


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never in my life

Used to place great emphasis on one's amazement or incredulity about something. I tell you, never in my life have I been treated so rudely at a restaurant. Never in my life did I think I'd have the chance to live in Europe permanently.
See also: life, never
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never in my life

an emphatic expression showing the depth of the speaker's feelings. Sally: Never in my life have I seen such a mess! John: Well, it's always this way. Where have you been all this time? Sally: I just never noticed before, I suppose. Sue: Never will I go to that hotel again! Never in my life! Bob: That bad, huh? Sue: Yes! That bad and worse!
See also: life, never
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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