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English definition of “might-have-been”

might-have-been

noun [C] uk   /ˈmaɪt.əvˌbiːn/ us  
something positive that could have been achieved, but was not: There's no point now in regretting the might-have-beens.FailuresAccidents and disastersHigher and lower points of achievement
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