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might-have-been

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈmaɪt.əvˌbiːn/
something positive that could have been achieved, but was not: There's no point now in regretting the might-have-beens.
Translations of “might-have-been”
in Chinese (Traditional) 本來可能發生的事(本來有機會達成的好事,但沒有成真)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 原本可以(本可以却没能取得好结果)…
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