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    been there and done that

    if we have experience we may say that "I've been there and done that." If we don't have experience is it possible to say "I haven't been there nor have I done that."?

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    Re: been there and done that

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    if we have experience we may say that "I've been there and done that." If we don't have experience is it possible to say "I haven't been there nor have I done that."?
    You could. But, as with any cliche or idiom, if you change it, people will probably think you are trying to be humourous - not that there's anything wrong with that.

    "Hmm, I only managed to kill one bird with that stone."
    "I'm afraid I leapt without looking."

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    Re: been there and done that

    Another modern, informal, variety: Been there, done that, got the tee-shirt.

    Back to your original question.More natural to me would be either of these:

    I haven't been there and I haven't done that.
    I have neither been there nor done that.

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    Re: been there and done that

    Regarding the twin propositions of having been there and done that, neither of these applies to me.

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    Re: been there and done that

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Regarding the twin propositions of having been there and done that, neither of these applies to me.
    You have time.

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