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you shouldn't have

A message of thanks for a (usually unexpected) gift. Can be used sincerely or sarcastically. You got me a present? Aww, you shouldn't have! More files to copy? Thanks, you shouldn't have.
See also: have

People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

Prov. You should not criticize other people for having the same faults that you yourself have. Jill: Richard sure was drinking a lot at the office party. Jane: I noticed you had quite a few cocktails yourself. People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.
See also: glass, house, live, people, stone, throw, who

shouldn't happen to a dog

Fig. an expression of something that is so bad that no creature deserves it. Poor guy. That shouldn't happen to a dog. This cold I got shouldn't happen to a dog.
See also: dog, happen

people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones

One who is open to criticism should not criticize others, as in It's stupid of Mike to mention his opponent's accepting donations from lobbyists-people who live in glass houses! This proverb is so well known that it is often shortened. [Late 1300s] Also see pot calling the kettle black.
See also: glass, house, live, people, stone, throw, who

people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones

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people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones

If you say people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones, you mean that people should not criticize others for faults that they themselves have. When will they learn? People in glass houses really shouldn't throw stones.
See also: glass, house, live, people, stone, throw, who

shouldn’t happen to a dog

in. describes something that is so bad that no creature deserves it. This cold I got shouldn’t happen to a dog.
See also: dog, happen
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And if it doesn t have a strong point of view then it shouldn t be on this channel.
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There shouldn t be a rush to judgment," he said in a statement.
Hardworking farmers throughout West Texas shouldn t have to take multiple trips to the fuel station just to fill up their equipment because of outdated fuel transport restrictions, Neugebauer, R-Lubbock, said.
one of the bill s authors, Buying a smartphone shouldn t be interpreted as giving the government a free pass to track your movements.
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The taciturn star spoke briefly about his collapse, according to the BBC, telling the sell-out crowd: "The doctor said I shouldn t smile.
The PM noted that there were aired different visions on this issue, also among various business associations, "We have a common vision one shouldn t pull money out of the pockets of citizens and transfer them to offshores .
Sony is relentless in its pursuit of innovation and we believe that consumers shouldn t settle for good experiences, but demand great ones.
He said It shouldn t be too late and shouldn t be too premature ".