Top Definition
1.) The inability to possess quality goods or services.

2.) Shit we can't have.
3.) Used to describe the consequences of an asshole.
1.) "God dammit Schmidt, this is why we can't have nice things."
2.) "He pissed on my desk, this is why we can't have nice things."
3.) "You grabbed her ass, this is why you can't have a nice thing."
by Humping midget January 13, 2011

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What a mother yells whenever something gets broke
*CRASH*
Kids (in sync of course): "I didn't do it!"
Mother: "THIS IS WHY WE CAN'T HAVE NICE THINGS!"
by SAHM May 02, 2013

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No matter how nice of a thing you have, no matter how hard you may try, someone will always find a way to fuck it up.
Josh: Hey bro can I borrow your phone?
Me: I dunno man, I just bought this. I don't even have a case on it yet!
Josh: Chill dude, I ain't gonna break it. It'll just take a second..
Me: Okay...
Josh:*Immediately drops it on the ground, denting the corner*
Me: God damn it Josh, this is why we can't have nice things.
by re3ja April 25, 2016

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