you shouldn't have
This page is about the conversational phrase you shouldn't have
This is a polite thing to say after someone has given you a gift, or done something to please you.
- "I bought you this necklace."
"Oh, Harry. You shouldn't have! It's beautiful!"
- "It's all arranged, and it'll be the biggest wedding of the year!"
"You shouldn't have, Daddy! I can't thank you enough."
Usually only used by couples, close friends and relatives.
After being given flowers by her husband, she said, "You shouldn't have!
Contributor: Matt Errey