One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Know all about a situation from experience.
- ‘I have been there before, Bree, I know how to deal with the pain, he can't hurt me anymore, so shut up and let me take care of this!’
- ‘It's hard to get the opportunity at a midpoint in your career if you haven't had the experience - senior managers look for people who have been there before.’
- ‘We have been there before in religious and sporting crises and have triumphed by the simple retention of faith and belief.’
- ‘Is coping easier because he has been there before?’
- ‘Thankfully, they can count on the support of others who have been there before.’
- ‘‘There are some nerves and that's really a case of their not having been there before and they're not quite sure of what to expect,’ he said.’
- ‘It's the first time I've been in a semi-final, very few of us have been there before, and we are all determined to make the most of the opportunity.’
- ‘But he has been there before, and is well aware of the fleeting nature of public adulation.’
- ‘Kerry have the experience and they have been there before so there's probably more pressure on them as they'll be favourites.’
- ‘There are older players who have been there before and they will want to show they can still handle top soccer.’
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