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been there, done that

INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase been there, done that

Meaning

You can say this if you've done something before and you're not interested in doing it again.

For example

  • "Why don't you join a book club?"
    "Been there, done that. I want to do something different."

  • "You could take up golf."
    "Been there, done that. Got sick of it after a while."

Quick Quiz

Josh said, "Let's go to Brazil," and I said, "Been there, done that.

a. I've booked our flights already."

b. And I'd love to go again."

c. How about Peru?"

Contributor: Matt Errey