Total Phrases- 4513
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Out-negative / Push away url

Don’t push me

  1. Don’t rush me.
  2. Don’t pressure me, I’m going to get around to it in my own sweet time.
  3. I will do whatever I want to do in my own back yard.
  4. Don’t put pressure on me.
  5. Who do you think I am anyway?
  6. It’s a free country.
  7. Don’t play games with me.
  8. Don’t stand in my way.
  9. Don’t give me the third degree.

Don’t push me

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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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Out-neutral / Advice url

Examine-2

  1. Get both sides of the story.
  2. There’s more to it than that.
  3. There’s more to it that meets the eye.
  4. Take note of it.
  5. Get to the root of the problem.
  6. Keep your eyes peeled.
  7. You’ll see.
  8. A picture is worth a thousand words

Examine-2

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Out-positive / Agreement url

Don’t you agree that guaranteed basic income would reduce poverty?

  1. I must admit, when you’re right, you’re right.
  2. That’s exactly what I think.
  3. I think that’s an idea whose time has come.
  4. That would be neat.
  5. I agree that it’s as simple as that.
  6. I see your point.
  7. I have a funny feeling that time will bear that out.
  8. Amen!
  9. You couldn’t be more right.
  10. I believe that the data will validate what you are saying.

Don’t you agree that guaranteed basic income would reduce poverty?

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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-positive / Surprise url

A friend leaves town without telling anyone

  1. He’s vanished into thin air.
  2. He suddenly disappeared off the face of the earth.
  3. It happened in a way that we least expected.
  4. I’m in a state of shock.
  5. You’ve got to be kidding me.
  6. I had a sneaking suspicion that this was going to happen.
  7. I would never have suspected that.
  8. Woah, I am shocked.

A friend leaves town without telling anyone

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Out-positive / Agreement url

I think they should play more classical music on the local radio station

  1. That would be a step in the right direction.
  2. That seems like a reasonable idea.
  3. That’s exactly in line with my thinking.
  4. That’s a great idea.
  5. You took the words right out of my mouth.
  6. I think they should give it a try.
  7. I’d like that.

I think they should play more classical music on the local radio station

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Out-positive / Encouragement url

For a friend who didn’t get the promotion he wanted

  1. You’ll be ok.
  2. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.
  3. You put up a good front.
  4. You’ve done all you can.
  5. It’s not the end of the line.
  6. You gave it your best shot.
  7. It’s nothing to be ashamed of.
  8. Don’t take it personally.
  9. I’m sure that thing’s will work out in the long run.
  10. Apparently it just wasn’t meant to be.
  11. The race doesn’t always go to the swift, but to those who keep on running.
  12. These things happen to the best of us.
  13. It happened through no fault of your own.

For a friend who didn’t get the promotion he wanted

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In-positive / Surprise url

Finding something after searching for it

  1. I looked all over the place for it, but all the time it was right under my nose.
  2. It seemed to disappear into thin air.
  3. I looked for it in the same place a hundred times, and it was right in front of eyes the whole time.
  4. It appeared out of thin air.
  5. It seemed to vanish off the face of the earth.
  6. I can’t believe I finally found it!
  7. Don’t that beat all?

Finding something after searching for it

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Out-neutral / Negotiating url

We don’t agree

  1. Let’s call the whole thing off.
  2. We don’t see things eye to eye.
  3. Let’s just drop the whole thing.
  4. This is not going anywhere.
  5. It takes two to tangle.
  6. We don’t seem to be getting anywhere.
  7. My patience has worn thin.
  8. Just you wait and see.
  9. We’re just wasting our time.
  10. This is an exercise in futility.
  11. I’m not going to waste any more time talking to you about this.
  12. We come from two completely different worlds.
  13. I’ll pass on the offer, and take a rain check.
  14. I’m not sure if we’re seeing eye to eye about this.
  15. We’re talking at cross purposes.
  16. This is highway robbery!

We don’t agree

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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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Out-negative / Annoyed url

Stop hurting me

  1. Don’t put me down.
  2. I didn’t come here to be put down.
  3. Why are you giving me such a hard time?
  4. What do you have against me?
  5. You are driving me up the wall.
  6. I’ve had just about enough of this.
  7. What am I going to do with you?
  8. What kind fool do you take me for?
  9. Go find another sucker.

Stop hurting me