(idiomatic) Used to express gratitude at unnecessary generosity, especially when receiving a gift.
What a lovely vase! You shouldn't have!
Origin of you-shouldn-t-have
Abbreviated from full sentence with verb such as "You shouldn't have gone through all that trouble." or "You shouldn't have spent so much money."
You-shouldn-t-have Sentence Examples
"Hannah, you shouldn't have followed us," Kris said.
Jonny, you shouldn't have a gun!
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