the haves and the have-nots

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the haves and the have-nots

Those with a lot of money, compared to those with very little. This city is the living embodiment of the haves and the have-nots: the penthouse apartments and giant tech companies casting a shadow directly over the tenements and slums.
See also: and, have
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the ˌhaves and the ˈhave-nots

the rich people and the poor people: You can see the haves and the have-nots in this city — the millionaires in their huge houses and the homeless sleeping on the streets.
See also: and, have
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