not get a whiff of (something)

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not get a whiff of (something)

To not get even the smallest portion or sample of something desirable. Health insurance, a company phone, and a pension plan? Man, I didn't get a whiff of benefits like that when I was working for that company. He didn't patent the design, so when it went on to make millions of dollars, he didn't get a whiff of that money.
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