Definition of you haven't lived in English:

you haven't lived


  • Used, especially in spoken English, as a way of enthusiastically recommending something to someone who has not experienced it.

    ‘you haven't lived until you've tasted their lobster ravioli’
    • ‘You haven't lived until you've had Japanese Ice Cream!’
    • ‘I know that some people may find it hard to understand, but in my mind if you haven't been in a helicopter you haven't lived.’
    • ‘However, you haven't lived until you have witnessed the New Year firework displays that Disney produces.’
    • ‘And when in Glasgow, never miss having tea at the Willow Tea Rooms, or you haven't lived.’
    • ‘Seriously, if you haven't tried a nice chilled gazpacho, you haven't lived.’