Total Phrases- 4514
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Out-negative / Anger url

You deserve punishment

  1. It serves you right.
  2. No more Mister nice guy.
  3. You’re asking for it.
  4. You deserved exactly what you got.
  5. You won’t get away with this.
  6. You’ll pay for this.
  7. You’re not fit to wipe my feet on.

You deserve punishment

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In-negative / Confusion url

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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In-positive / Confidence url

Looking for something

  1. Something will turn up.
  2. We’re on the right track.
  3. It was exactly where I thought it would be.
  4. Something’s going to turn up.
  5. If we’re patient and methodical, I’m sure this will have a happy ending.

Looking for something

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In-neutral / Acceptance url

Not catching a fish

  1. Kiss this one goodbye.
  2. It’s not like I have much of a choice.
  3. I’ll be darned if I can help it.
  4. That’s the way it is.
  5. It’s not that bad.
  6. There’s not much I can do about it now.
  7. I’m going to let bygones be bygones.

Not catching a fish

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In-negative / Doubt url

Being told that a certain penny stock is a sure thing

  1. I have a nagging suspicion that this isn’t on the up and up.
  2. I don’t feel right about it.
  3. I just can’t buy that.
  4. You can’t fool me.
  5. I’ve heard that before.
  6. That’s wishful thinking.
  7. It’s a figment of your imagination.
  8. Whatever gave you that idea?
  9. I wouldn’t be too sure.
  10. It won’t hold water.
  11. I find that very hard to believe.
  12. What are you talking about?
  13. If I did that, it would be against my better judgement.

Being told that a certain penny stock is a sure thing

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In-positive / Confidence url

Talking to parents after getting accepted in a top school

  1. I’m going to make you proud.
  2. You only get out of life what you put into it.
  3. When I want something I go for it.
  4. When I put my mind to it I can do anything!
  5. I’m going to make big bucks.
  6. I’m proud of myself.
  7. I'm way ahead of the game.

Talking to parents after getting accepted in a top school

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Out-neutral / Negotiating url

Try to negotiate correctly & fairly-2

  1. Don’t beat around the bush.
  2. You’re playing hard to get.
  3. I’m going to hold you to it.
  4. By the look in your eyes you look as if your mind is a thousand miles away.
  5. You’re putting words in my mouth.
  6. Don’t hold it over my head.
  7. You’re stretching it a bit.
  8. Is there something you’re not telling me?
  9. Face up to it.
  10. Would you slow down, I can’t get a word in edge wise.

Try to negotiate correctly & fairly-2

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Out-positive / Friendship url

Offering help-2

  1. Perhaps I can be of assistance.
  2. I wish I could do something for you.
  3. I’ve gone to bat for you.
  4. Take what you want to your heart’s desire.
  5. I wish you all the luck in the world.
  6. I’m doing what’s best for you.
  7. I thought you’d never ask.
  8. Don’t ever say I never did anything for you.
  9. I'm so glad you came over.
  10. Be sure to let me know if I can help.
  11. For you, I would do anything.
  12. I wish you the best of luck.
  13. I’d be more than happy to help.

Offering help-2

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In-negative / Explaining url

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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Out-positive / Encouragement url

To a friend going on a much needed vacation

  1. It will do you a world of good.
  2. It’s for your own good.
  3. You’ll feel like a new man.
  4. You’re more full of vim and vigor than most people half you age.
  5. It’s an opportunity of a lifetime.
  6. It's a step in the right direction.

To a friend going on a much needed vacation

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Out-neutral / Negotiating url

I find your viewpoint hard to understand-2

  1. The two things are as different as night and day.
  2. What are you getting at?
  3. You’re making a mountain out of a mole hill.
  4. I’ve heard that line before.
  5. Give me a straight answer.
  6. I think you’re being too narrow minded.
  7. Do you realize what you’re saying?
  8. I can’t figure you out.
  9. How do you explain that?
  10. Oh yes, didn’t you know that?
  11. Ah, come on now, you must be kidding.
  12. Now what do you mean by that?
  13. Why would I want to do something like that?
  14. I have bigger fish to fry.

I find your viewpoint hard to understand-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