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I would like to use "luxury of knowing" phrase. I searched for its meaning in internet. It seems that it is used in a song Lori McKenna – The Luxury of Knowing and a movie A Few Good Men

Lori McKenna Song:

Turns to ice and your whole world just starts snowing
And I don’t have the luxury of knowing

A few Good Men uses following:

You have the luxury of not knowing what I know:
that Santiago's death, while tragic, probably saved lives.

Is following usage is correct in meaning?

We do not have this luxury of always knowing true answer in XXX domain.

What I mean is sometimes we know an answer, and sometimes we do not, but always knowing an answer in this domain is a privilege or luxury.

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up vote 7 down vote accepted

I would say the luxury, not this luxury, and I'd put an article before the name of the domain. I'd probably move the word always as well:

We don't always have the luxury of knowing the answer in the XXX domain.

That sounds more natural to me, although it's hard to say for certain without any additional context given. If I saw the entire paragraph, instead of a solitary sentence, I might alter my answer somewhat.

Incidentally, I thought the expression true answer seemed redundant in the original sentence, so I removed the word true.

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Agreed - "this luxury" makes it sound like you're talking about some specific luxury, whereas "the luxury of..." is more of an idiomatic phrase. – Lynn Nov 7 '12 at 7:36
Nice answer +1. – Noah Nov 7 '12 at 9:10

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