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have the luxury of He did not have the luxury of moving from place to place, of closing a bathroom door behind him, spraying some air freshener when he left. (he was a patient who can't do these things by himself.) 'He did not have the luxury of' doing something, means he was not able to do something in this case, right?
Sep 10, 2019 12:21 AM
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Yes. Usually the phrase is used to convey that someone wants to do something but can't. Like, if somebody is hungry but has no money, and someone gives them a bag of chip, then "they did not have the luxury of choosing a better meal." That's just a made-up example. It can be used in any context like that.
September 10, 2019
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