(one) (has) never had it so good(redirected from they have never had it so good)
(one) (has) never had it so good
One has never before had so much success, prosperity, or good fortune. Kids these days have never had it so good, yet they still complain about the tiniest thing not being they way they'd like it. It's been a bit of an adjustment having to start work so early, but in all honesty I never had it so good, so I don't mind too much. David's a fool to break up with Mary. That man never had it so good!
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(have) never had it so good
have never had so much good fortune. No, I'm not complaining. I've never had it so good. Mary is pleased with her new job. She's never had it so good.
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never had it so good, one
One is better off now than one has ever been before, as in She keeps complaining about her new job, but the truth is that she's never had it so good . [Colloquial; first half of 1900s]
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
never had it so goodhave never before enjoyed such prosperity.
The expression was probably coined by George Meany , a 20th-century American trade-union leader, but it was popularized in Britain by the Conservative prime minister Harold Macmillan , who used it in a speech in 1957 .
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