might-have-been

ˈmaɪthəvˈbi:n
1. сущ.
1) упущенная возможность
2) неудачник Syn : unlucky person, unlucky fellow
2. прил. несостоявшийся;
неудачный a might-have-been operation ≈ неудавшаяся операция упущенная возможность неудачник - he is a * он неудачник, из него ничего не вышло несостоявшийся;
неудачный - a * operation неудавшаяся операция - * happiness несбывшаяся мечта о счастье might-have-been attr. неосуществившийся, несбывшийся ~ неудачник ~ упущенная возможность

Большой англо-русский и русско-английский словарь. 2001.

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