Total Phrases- 4514
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In-neutral / Acceptance url

Not getting into the college that’s the first choice

  1. Now that shouldn’t come as a surprise.
  2. I think I’m just have to start getting used to it.
  3. That’s all there is to it.
  4. Let’s make the most of it.
  5. It’s just as well.
  6. You’ve got to take the good with the bad.

Not getting into the college that’s the first choice

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In-negative / Desperation url

Losing a chunk of data from a laptop hard drive

  1. That will be the straw that breaks the camels back.
  2. I’ve taken about all that I can take.
  3. This is driving me so batty that I could scream.
  4. What rotten luck.
  5. I give up.
  6. I can’t bear to face it.
  7. Why me?
  8. Don’t even talk to me about it.
  9. It's not my day.

Losing a chunk of data from a laptop hard drive

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In-neutral / Acceptance url

Breaking up with someone

  1. It’s gone with the wind.
  2. It doesn’t matter.
  3. That’s the way it is.
  4. It makes good sense.
  5. Different strokes for different folks.
  6. I’ll just have to learn to live with it.
  7. It was nice while it lasted.
  8. It’s over once and for all.
  9. It’s over and done with.
  10. It’s all the same to me.
  11. It’s a little depressing, but what can I do?
  12. You take the good with the bad.
  13. To each his own.
  14. Her heart is in the right place.
  15. That’s what makes the world go round.
  16. It takes all kinds.
  17. I guess I got more out of it than I thought I had.
  18. All good things much come to an end.
  19. So much for that.
  20. I'm haunted by the fact that perhaps it didn't have to be this way, but it doesn't look like there's not much I can do about it at this point.
  21. It's a fait accompli.

Breaking up with someone

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In-negative / Desperation url

Losing a job

  1. I can’t tell you how awful it is.
  2. I’m going to lose my mind.
  3. After what I’ve been through, I don’t know which way is up.
  4. It’s a lost cause.
  5. It’s a no win situation.
  6. It’s all downhill from here.
  7. It’s a sad state of affairs.
  8. It feels like things are spinning out of control.
  9. This is driving me up a wall.
  10. I’m at loose ends.
  11. It all seems like a bad dream.
  12. I feel like I’m on the ropes.
  13. I think I’m going to throw in the towel.
  14. After I try my best, and I find a lot of good that does.
  15. Where can I turn to?
  16. It hit me like a ton of bricks.

Losing a job

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Out-neutral / Advice url

Control yourself

  1. Don’t let it get out of hand.
  2. Don’t let it go to your head.
  3. Don’t take it so personally.
  4. Don’t take the law into your own hands.
  5. Just try to remember that mum’s the word, and try your best to not let it slip out when you are caught off guard.
  6. Keep a hold on the situation.
  7. Don’t boast about it.
  8. Get a grip on yourself.
  9. Don’t resort to violence.
  10. I think one of the problems is that you’ve been bouncing from one extreme to another.
  11. Don’t air your dirty laundry out in public.
  12. You’ve got to snap out of it.
  13. Now get serious, and stop horsing around.
  14. You have to quit cold turkey.
  15. Get a hold of yourself.

Control yourself

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Out-positive / Agreement url

If parents hugged their kids more, the kids would feel more loved.

  1. You hit the nail on the head.
  2. That goes without saying.
  3. Now that’s a very good idea.
  4. That’s exactly what I’ve been trying to say.
  5. Now you’re talking!
  6. That could very well be.
  7. You might say that.
  8. I’m inclined to agree with your way of looking at things.
  9. I bet you’re right.
  10. That’s the truest thing you ever said.
  11. That’s hard to beat.

If parents hugged their kids more, the kids would feel more loved.

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In-positive / Amazed url

After seeing a great magic trick

  1. That’s the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen in my whole life.
  2. I can’t believe it.
  3. At first glance, it didn’t seem in the realm of possibility.
  4. It’s enough to blow your mind.
  5. It’s like nothing I’ve ever seen.
  6. It happened right before my eyes, and I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t seen it myself.
  7. It knocked my socks off.
  8. This one tops them all.
  9. Boy oh boy!
  10. That’s a show stopper.
  11. Goodness gracious!
  12. How did he do that?
  13. I don’t know how you did this.
  14. My goodness, how did that happen?

After seeing a great magic trick

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In-neutral / Acceptance url

Finding that the pet parakeet passed away

  1. Here today, gone tomorrow.
  2. It’s a fact of life.
  3. These things don’t last forever.
  4. There’s nothing that I can do about it.
  5. It’s all for the best.
  6. You know how it is.
  7. Some good came of it.
  8. There’s a proper time for everything.
  9. It’s only natural.
  10. Nature takes its course.

Finding that the pet parakeet passed away

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In-positive / Determination url

Writer writing a novel

  1. This is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done.
  2. I’m going to do it slowly, getting my feet wet gradually step by step.
  3. I’ve been meaning to do this for a long time.
  4. I’ll hit the ground running.
  5. Now I really have to buckle down and get to work.
  6. Ready or not here I come.
  7. Another day and I’m up at the crack of dawn.
  8. I’ve paid my dues.
  9. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
  10. I feel like I have boundless energy.
  11. I’m making progress, slowly but surely.
  12. I want to put some finishing touches on it before I wrap it up.

Writer writing a novel

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Out-neutral / Advice url

Realistic-2

  1. The main question is, do you think you deserve better, and are you willing to make the effort to make the changes to make that happen?
  2. You get out of life only what you put into it.
  3. I didn’t mean to burst your bubble.
  4. You should know better that that.
  5. I think you’re just beating your head against a wall.
  6. You can’t have your cake and eat it too.
  7. You will reap what you sow.
  8. Beggars can't be choosers.
  9. You’ve got a long way to go.
  10. Let that be a lesson to you.
  11. Don’t buck the system.
  12. You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink.
  13. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
  14. It doesn’t have to be that way.
  15. No, no, no, you’ve got it all wrong.

Realistic-2

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In-negative / Desperation url

Missing the last train

  1. It’s enough to make me cry.
  2. I’ve had all I can handle.
  3. I'm coming apart at the seams.
  4. I just can’t take it anymore.
  5. I can hardly stand it.
  6. It’s driving me crazy.
  7. That’s the kind of day it’s been.
  8. I needed that like a hole in the head.
  9. I shouldn’t have waited till the last minute.

Missing the last train

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Out-neutral / Negotiating url

Try to negotiate correctly & fairly-1

  1. Somehow you’re making me feel guilty about what we both know took place out of the blue.
  2. Come on, out with it, spill the beans, and fess-up, because to tell you the truth I expected it all along.
  3. Please, hear me out!
  4. You couldn’t possibly object.
  5. Give me a fighting chance.
  6. You owe me that much.
  7. You just don’t want to admit it.
  8. Come on, be real!
  9. Please do your utmost to pay attention, and keep your mind on the subject.
  10. Let me be the judge of that.
  11. Be straight with me.
  12. Are you trying to pull the wool over my eyes?

Try to negotiate correctly & fairly-1