Shouldn't have

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Definition

(we) shouldn't have (said that): it was foolish, inappropriate, unwise (for us to say that), (we) regret (saying that)

Examples

  • "Probably shouldn't have drunk so much."
  • "I shouldn't have to mention the fact that the floors are always dirty, the bins are overflowing, the rumpus room smells like roquefort, and there is a heart-shaped bleach stain on the carpet by the cleaning cupboard."
  • "I'm pretty sure that I opened a file that I shouldn't have."

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