might-have-been

noun
\ ˈmītə(v)ˌbin , -ītə- \
plural might-have-beens

Definition of might-have-been 

1 : something that might have happened who can calculate the might-have-beens —W. M. Thackeray reconstructs the might-have-beens of English and French elections —H. C. Mansfield

2 : a person who might have amounted to something or to more

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