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Scenes of In-negative

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In-negative / Confusion url

Being given a bag of rocks for a present

  1. I don’t know what to do with it.
  2. What am I going to do with all this stuff?
  3. What does this mean?
  4. What do you mean by this?
  5. I’m almost afraid to ask.
  6. Do you mind telling me what this is about?
  7. Does it make any sense?
  8. I’m speechless.
  9. I wonder what that means.
  10. It doesn’t make any sense at all.
  11. I don't get it.

Being given a bag of rocks for a present

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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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In-negative / Desperation url

House flooded by hurricane

  1. I feel like my whole world is slowly coming apart at the seams.
  2. It’s even worse than I thought.
  3. I can’t stand it anymore.
  4. I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy.
  5. Take me away from here.
  6. Why does everything always happen to me?
  7. Wake me when it’s over.
  8. When it rains it pours.
  9. What's the use?
  10. That was the straw that broke the camels back.
  11. It really threw me for a loop.

House flooded by hurricane

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In-negative / Confusion url

Waking up after a deep sleep.

  1. I fell into a deep sleep, and when I woke up I was so disoriented that for a short while I couldn’t remember where I was.
  2. My mind is going in ten different directions.
  3. I don’t know what to make of it.
  4. What time is it?
  5. How did I get here?
  6. I could use a breath of fresh air.
  7. What’s going on here?
  8. I don’t have the bandwidth to deal with it right now.
  9. I don’t feel like myself.
  10. I’m so tired, I can hardly see straight.

Waking up after a deep sleep.

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In-negative / Explaining url

Refusing to lie on a tax return to save money

  1. What did you expect me to do?
  2. That’s not my style.
  3. Why should I take the risk?
  4. I do what I have to do.
  5. I’m doing it just to be on the safe side.
  6. It’s taking all my will power to resist.
  7. I was holding on by a thread.
  8. I think it's the best thing to do.
  9. My hands are tied.
  10. It’s out of my hands.
  11. I’m conflicted about it.
  12. I shudder when I think of the downside of doing this.
  13. I’d rather play it safe.
  14. It's the right thing to do.
  15. I just can’t take the chance.
  16. The risks far outweigh the benefits.
  17. The way I look at it, I really don’t have much of a choice.
  18. I can’t see myself doing that.

Refusing to lie on a tax return to save money

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In-negative / Desperation url

Up all night writing a paper

  1. I feel like I’ve been through the wringer.
  2. It’s taking its toll.
  3. I’m running on empty.
  4. I’m all worn out.
  5. I’m at my wits end.
  6. I’m feeling very weary.
  7. I’ll never get it done in time.

Up all night writing a paper

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In-negative / Doubt url

A skeptical Investor questioning an entrepreneur about startup

  1. When you get right down to it, it seems that there’s more going on than meets the eye.
  2. How can you be so sure of that?
  3. That raises yet another question.
  4. That’s the 64,000 dollar question.
  5. If you re-examine the whole situation, you’ll find that’s not the case at all.
  6. There’s more to it than meets the eye.
  7. You don’t have a shred of evidence.
  8. You don’t know what you’re saying.
  9. You never know how it’s going to turn out.
  10. I have no idea what you’re talking about.
  11. It leaves a lot to be desired.
  12. What you are describing sounds like a pipe-dream.
  13. What are you trying to accomplish?
  14. After what you’ve told me, I’m more skeptical than ever.
  15. That’s just the other side of the same coin.
  16. The bottom line is that, as far as I'm concerned, when it comes to knowing if it's a good decision or not, the jury is still out.
  17. You can take it any way you like.

A skeptical Investor questioning an entrepreneur about startup

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In-negative / Disappointment url

Losing money in a scam

  1. I had a sneaking suspicion that it was too good to be true.
  2. What is the world coming to?
  3. I wasn’t thinking straight.
  4. I’ll be the first to admit, what I did wasn’t too bright.
  5. Is nothing sacred?
  6. There’s something rotten in the state of Denmark.
  7. It stinks to high heaven.
  8. I should be ashamed of myself.
  9. I’m old enough to know better.
  10. It killed my appetite.
  11. How did I get into this mess?
  12. That was the straw that broke the camel’s back.
  13. I feel used, betrayed, and double-crossed.
  14. Boy, now I’m really in a pickle.
  15. They really took me to the cleaners.
  16. I’m down in the dumps.
  17. It's taken the wind out of my sails.

Losing money in a scam

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In-negative / Desperation url

Working 3 jobs to make ends meet

  1. I can’t take it anymore.
  2. I’ve reached the bottom of the barrel.
  3. I’ve been so busy lately that I’m running myself ragged.
  4. I’m going to lose my mind.
  5. The harder I try the worse everything gets.
  6. I feel so inadequate.
  7. I feel like I’m busting at the seams.
  8. I just seem to be spinning my wheels, without getting anything accomplished.
  9. Life’s not a picnic.
  10. I’ve been working my fingers to the bone.
  11. I’ve been in the same old rut as long as I can remember.
  12. How much more of this do you think I can take?
  13. I feel weighed down by my problems, and by life in general.
  14. I’m running on empty.

Working 3 jobs to make ends meet

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In-negative / Explaining url

Not doing work assignment on time

  1. I bit off more than I could chew.
  2. I didn’t accomplish as much as I thought I would.
  3. I took my best shot.
  4. That’s the best that I can do.
  5. It took me longer than I thought it would.
  6. I’ve been under a lot of pressure lately.
  7. I was sure I could do more in the time that I had.
  8. The whole thing blew up in my face.
  9. I promise to do better next time.
  10. I don’t know how to answer your question.
  11. It totally slipped my mind.
  12. I knew there was something I forgot to do.
  13. I have no excuse.

Not doing work assignment on time

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In-negative / Confusion url

Taking a test without having studied

  1. It doesn’t ring a bell, it doesn’t sound familiar.
  2. What am I going to do now?
  3. I feel I don’t have much of choice.
  4. I’ve got to go through with it, and I’m hoping for the best.
  5. I hope I recognize some of the things I’m presented with.
  6. What should I do?
  7. What I am doing this for?

Taking a test without having studied

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In-negative / Confusion url

To someone explaining calculus

  1. I haven’t the foggiest/slightest/vaguest idea of what you’re talking about.
  2. I can’t make heads or tails of it.
  3. I don’t understand.
  4. Whatever do you mean?
  5. You’ve got me stumped.
  6. I don’t know what to make of it.
  7. It doesn’t make any sense.
  8. How could that possibly be?
  9. It’s Greek to me.

To someone explaining calculus