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  • adj. essential to own.


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  • If you have some extra money in your bank account, it's incredibly easy to come up with new, short-term "must-have" purchases.

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  • Since the early twenty-first century, lol has been a must-have abbreviation.1 Devised by internet users, it conveys mirth—“laughing out loud”—that is invisible and inaudible in purely onscreen interaction.

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  • Still, Mr. Mackay said that Foster's is "not a must-have."

    Foster's Accepts Big Bid

  • When a must-have item comes down the runway, she immediately thinks, "How can we Bloom-itize it?"

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  • The company hasn't had a must-have consumer gadget in years.

    Sony's Hirai Must Make Investors Believe

  • Known as Droid Razr, Motorola's newest smartphone recalls the device maker's blockbuster Razr feature-phone franchise, once the must-have handset before Apple Inc. brought out the iPhone.

    Motorola's New Droid: Razr

  • London's New Bond Street and Oxford Street have long been must-have locations.

    Non-British Investors Go Shopping in London

  • NOW: 'Drop zones' Once a must-have in the McMansion floor plan, double-story entrance foyers are now seen as a waste of space and energy-inefficient, homeowners and builders say.

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  • Therefore, I was taken by surprise when two additional "must-have" gratins entered my life.

    Upper-Crust Gratins

  • Why do recently released bottles quickly find their way onto eBay at enormously inflated prices as if they were this season's must-have Christmas toy?

    Do the Rye Thing


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