Quotation by Harold MacMillan

Let us be frank about it: most of our people have never had it so good.
Harold MacMillan (1894–1986), British Conservative politician, prime minister. Speech, July 20, 1957, Bedford, England. Quoted in Times (London, July 22, 1957).

The expression was current in the United States by the end of World War II, and possibly carried over, according to The Dictionary of Catch-Phrases, ed. Eric Partridge, rev. Paul Beale (1985).
Surprise me with a
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