It means “must have”: an absolute must
The expression “must have” comes from English and means “to have to have”. It expresses that you absolutely must have or do something. In German, “must have” can be best expressed with the expression “XY is a must”. Unlike “nice to have”, a “must have” has a higher urgency and describes something that you can’t live without for a good life.
This is how “must have” is used
If you want to use the phrase “must have” correctly, you need to make sure you’re talking about something that’s truly essential to you. Because “must have” is often used in an inflationary way. However, if the added value of an item or product is so high for you that you cannot live without it, you can give it the title “must have”.
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Here are some examples of the “must have” phrase:
- “AAMOF: Don’t forget to take out liability insurance. It’s really essential.”
- “Of course, that’s just my point of view, but for me, my coffee machine is essential. I can’t get out of bed without coffee.”
- “You have to decide now if this friendship is really necessary for you.”
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