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To someone who claims that a swamp is great real estate

  1. That’s going too far.
  2. That’s not very likely.
  3. Don’t make me laugh.
  4. You’ve got to be kidding.
  5. Do you really believe that?
  6. I rather doubt it.
  7. I don’t believe it for one minute.
  8. Do you expect me to believe that crap?
  9. That doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of being successful.
  10. That’s a hare brained idea.
  11. It’s the same old run-around.
  12. I don’t buy it.
  13. It sounds kind of fishy.
  14. He’s stretching the truth.
  15. I wouldn’t put it past you.
  16. Do you expect me to believe that?
  17. I don’t trust you as far as I can throw you.

To someone who claims that a swamp is great real estate

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Feeling depressed

  1. Things have gotten completely out of control.
  2. I’m not feeling well now, but hopefully I’ll feel a lot better in the near future.
  3. I’ve been better.
  4. I have to figure it out for myself.
  5. You’re catching me at a bad time.
  6. I’m having a tough time.
  7. Recently I’ve been bouncing around like a yo-yo.
  8. I’ve had my ups and downs.
  9. I'm not myself.
  10. I have a lot on my mind.
  11. I never said it was going to be any different from the way it turned out.
  12. I never saw myself that way before.
  13. I feel like a bundle of nerves.
  14. I feel like a bump on a log.
  15. If you only knew what I’ve been through.
  16. I’ve been feeling under the weather.
  17. What I've been through has really knocked the stuffing out of me.
  18. Whenever I’m nervous, I tend to clam up.
  19. After a while, I just ran out of steam.

Feeling depressed

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Throwing out a bag of laundry by mistake

  1. How was I supposed to know?
  2. What did I do this time?
  3. That never would have occurred to me.
  4. I wish I had known.
  5. I had no way of knowing.
  6. OK, I’m not perfect.
  7. I apologize profusely.
  8. It was totally unintentional.
  9. There’s nothing I can do about it now.
  10. My humble apologies.
  11. Sorry about that.
  12. If I knew what I was doing, I certainly wouldn’t have done it.
  13. I certainly didn’t do it on purpose.
  14. They looked so similar that I had no way of knowing.
  15. It came as a surprise to me.
  16. I’m awfully sorry.
  17. How was I supposed to know that?

Throwing out a bag of laundry by mistake

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Being told that a bad investment you made will go back up

  1. You’re just trying to make me feel better.
  2. How can you be so sure?
  3. I think the truth is more complicated than the way you’re making it sound.
  4. What you’re saying just doesn’t hold water.
  5. I wouldn’t hold my breath.
  6. That’ll be the day.
  7. I don’t believe it for a minute.
  8. After what already happened, what difference does it make anyway?
  9. Maybe yes, maybe no.

Being told that a bad investment you made will go back up

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In-negative / Desperation url

Running away from the Cossacks

  1. I’m knee deep in alligators.
  2. I’ve got to get a handle on the situation before it’s too late.
  3. The people around me are dropping like flies.
  4. I’m going out of my mind.
  5. It’s a matter of life and death.
  6. I’m overcome with fear.
  7. I just can’t deal with it anymore.
  8. What going on here?
  9. I just can’t put up with it any longer.
  10. It’s every man for himself.
  11. What else have I got?

Running away from the Cossacks

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Neighbors of the Wright Brothers

  1. I’ll believe it when I see it.
  2. Are you really sure?
  3. Personally, I don’t think you stand a chance.
  4. The odds are stacked against you.
  5. I don’t think anything will ever come of it.
  6. Are your out of your mind?
  7. Are you serious?
  8. Are you crazy?
  9. You must be drunk.
  10. Are you kidding?

Neighbors of the Wright Brothers

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Trying to understand current events

  1. Can you help me figure out what’s going on?
  2. I don’t know who to believe anymore.
  3. Frankly, none of this make sense.
  4. I’m totally baffled.
  5. I don’t have a clue about what is going on.
  6. I’m totally dumbfounded.
  7. It puzzles me.
  8. I don’t know what to make of it.
  9. What do you make of it?
  10. What does it all mean?
  11. How has it come to this?

Trying to understand current events

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When a friend says he’s going to climb Mt. Everest

  1. Fat chance!
  2. You’re putting me on.
  3. You can’t be serious.
  4. Are you kidding me?
  5. Now I’ve heard everything.
  6. Are you sure you know what you’re doing?
  7. It’s a nice idea, but are you sure you’re up to it.
  8. Are you sure you’ve got what it takes?

When a friend says he’s going to climb Mt. Everest

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Apartment is a mess

  1. I can only do what I can do.
  2. I try not the pay attention to these things.
  3. What difference does it make anyway?
  4. There’s a method to the madness.
  5. I’m getting nowhere fast.
  6. I’m on a tight schedule, and it just doesn’t leave me time for these things.
  7. I’m strapped for time.
  8. You can understand, can’t you?
  9. In the large scheme of things, it doesn’t really matter, does it?
  10. I just have a different set of priorities than you do.
  11. I haven’t gotten around to it yet.
  12. Out of sight, out of mind.
  13. At least I know where everything is.

Apartment is a mess

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Being late for work

  1. I’ve had one of those days.
  2. I lost all track of time.
  3. Everything that could go wrong did go wrong.
  4. It’s a long story.
  5. It’s just not my day.
  6. I’ve been burning the candle at both ends.
  7. It was just one thing after another.
  8. Before I knew it, more time had passed than I had anticipated.
  9. It’s the last thing in the world that I thought was going to happen.
  10. I have no excuse for myself.
  11. I just don't have any sense of time.

Being late for work

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A friend tells you he’s taking drugs

  1. You’re throwing away your life.
  2. Don’t you have a mind of your own?
  3. Please tell me it’s not true.
  4. You just brought it all on yourself.
  5. Stop feeling sorry for yourself.
  6. Do you know what you’re doing?
  7. That’s what I call plain old stupidity.
  8. You must be crazy.
  9. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
  10. I don’t seem to be able to get through to you.
  11. What are you trying to prove?
  12. You should have your head examined.
  13. You knew what you where getting yourself into.
  14. What are you trying to say?
  15. Was this your idea?
  16. It’s your own doing.
  17. Just look at you.
  18. Do as you wish, but don’t come crying to me for help when things go downhill.
  19. It’s the same thing over and over again.
  20. I don’t think anything I say will convince you one way or another.
  21. You don’t have anyone to blame but yourself.
  22. That’s the whole point, and I don’t think you’re hearing a word I’m saying.
  23. It seems as if what I’m saying is going in one ear and out the other.
  24. When I talk to you I don’t feel like there’s anybody home.
  25. What have you gotten yourself into?

A friend tells you he’s taking drugs

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Being a victim of a robbery

  1. I haven’t the faintest idea what happened.
  2. OK, now what do I do?
  3. I don’t know what to say.
  4. It’s hard to believe.
  5. I feel totally disoriented.
  6. I'm shell-shocked.
  7. What happened is weird, and can’t be explained so easily.
  8. This really messed up my schedule, but I’ll do what I can to get back to a semblance of normalcy.
  9. What was that all about?
  10. Maybe I should have kept my mouth shut.
  11. How did that happen?

Being a victim of a robbery