Total Phrases- 4513
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Out-positive / Agreement url

Can I have your second scoop of ice cream?

  1. The rest is more than enough for me.
  2. No problem.
  3. I don’t mind at all.
  4. That’s fine by me.
  5. It’s my pleasure.

Can I have your second scoop of ice cream?

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In-neutral / Acceptance url

Being offered a job

  1. Now that’s an offer I can’t refuse.
  2. It’s better late than never.
  3. I’ll buy that.
  4. All’s well that ends well.
  5. If the shoes fits wear it.
  6. That works out best all around.

Being offered a job

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In-negative / Doubt url

Someone saying he’s going on a new starvation diet

  1. It’s too high a price to pay.
  2. What gave you that idea?
  3. I just can’t picture it.
  4. You can’t believe everything you read.
  5. Boy, do you bounce from one extreme to another.
  6. I have a sneaking suspicion that you’re wasting your time.
  7. I’m sure you will, but I don’t give it much of a chance of success.
  8. The odds are against it.
  9. Where have I heard all of this before?
  10. I hope you know what you’re doing.
  11. You’ve got to take it with a grain of salt.

Someone saying he’s going on a new starvation diet

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Out-positive / Agreement url

I need you to stop looking at your cell phone while you’re talking to me

  1. You have my undivided attention.
  2. I hear you loud and clear.
  3. You’ve got a good point there.
  4. That sounds fair to me.
  5. You have my word.
  6. I’m slowly coming around to your way of seeing things.
  7. As you wish.
  8. I know what you mean.
  9. I can relate to that.
  10. I stand corrected.
  11. I read you loud and clear.

I need you to stop looking at your cell phone while you’re talking to me

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Out-neutral / Observation url

General-1

  1. Birds of a feather flock together.
  2. Blood is thicker than water.
  3. Actions speaks louder than words.
  4. It’s raining cats and dogs.
  5. News travels fast.
  6. It’s all in a day’s work.
  7. An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
  8. The rich get richer and the poor get poorer.
  9. There’s a lot of that going around.
  10. The more things change, the more they remain the same.
  11. It’s on its last legs.
  12. What goes around, comes around.

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In-negative / Desperation url

Losing a bundle in an investment scam

  1. I always seem to fall into the same trap.
  2. I’m in deep trouble.
  3. When am I going to stop making the same mistake over and over again?
  4. It scared the living daylights out of me.
  5. I could have kicked myself.
  6. I could just kill myself.
  7. I'm shaken to the core.
  8. The thing that pains me so much is that the disaster was so unnecessary and so avoidable.
  9. Sometimes the things that I feared the most, turn out to be the least of my worries.
  10. I'm pulling my hair out.

Losing a bundle in an investment scam

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In-neutral / Acceptance url

Planting a tree

  1. It’s just a question of time.
  2. We’ll see results in no time at all.
  3. All good things take time.
  4. It’ll come in time.
  5. It will do for a start.
  6. That’s all that’s necessary.
  7. I’ll do my part and let nature take its course.
  8. Before you know it.

Planting a tree

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Out-neutral / Advice url

Strategize-2

  1. Don’t poke your nose into other people’s business.
  2. You may not be crazy about the way it tastes, but at least it curbs your appetite.
  3. It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.
  4. Pretend it never happened.
  5. What’s the bottom line?
  6. Do it the easy way.
  7. One hand washes the other.
  8. Make the best of the situation.
  9. Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.
  10. Attitude is 90% of success.
  11. Let’s float a trial balloon and see what the reaction is.
  12. To ensure your strategy works, make sure all your ducks are lined up.
  13. Here is my proposed/suggested game plan.
  14. Stay focused.
  15. Keep your eye on the ball.
  16. Don’t let yourself get sidetracked.
  17. A word to the wise is sufficient.
  18. You have to know how to choose your battles.

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Out-positive / Encouragement url

To a friend who just scored the winning shot of a basketball game

  1. I think you’ve been doing your homework.
  2. You’ve done it again.
  3. You saved the day.
  4. I’ve really got to hand it to you.
  5. That’s my man.
  6. You’ve got the magic touch.
  7. It’s your lucky day.
  8. Your timing was perfect.
  9. The opportunity landed in your lap, and you made the most of it.
  10. Way to go!
  11. Attaboy!

To a friend who just scored the winning shot of a basketball game

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Out-positive / Encouragement url

For a friend who is recovering from an illness

  1. Now that’s more like it.
  2. I’m glad to see that you’re doing alright.
  3. Be patient with your recovery.
  4. Rome wasn’t built in a day.
  5. You don’t look any worse for wear or tear.
  6. You’re near and dear to our hearts.
  7. You’re doing what you can, and that’s all that there is to it.
  8. The way you’re handing this challenging situation is to your credit.
  9. It'll be over before you know it.

For a friend who is recovering from an illness

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Out-negative / Annoyed url

You are lying-2

  1. I find that hard to believe.
  2. You mean to tell me…?
  3. There’s something fishy going on here.
  4. That’s phony baloney.
  5. You can’t pull the wool over my eyes.
  6. Come on, spill the beans and tell me the truth.
  7. You’ve been caught in your own web of lies.
  8. I don’t trust you as far as I can throw you.
  9. Now what are you trying to pull?
  10. Don’t think you can get away with by just sweeping it under the carpet.
  11. Don’t try to fool me.
  12. Who are you trying to kid?
  13. That’s ridiculous.
  14. You are lying through your teeth.

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Out-neutral / Advice url

Realistic-1

  1. Try to be realistic, don’t be fooled by wishful thinking.
  2. You’re kidding yourself.
  3. You can only go so far.
  4. Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.
  5. Life’s not fun and games.
  6. In my opinion, you’re just fooling yourself.
  7. I’m just suggesting that you should look at your options again, because in the long run, I think you’re setting yourself up for endless let downs.
  8. Try to see the situation for what it is, because it’s better if you don’t have to learn that the hard way.
  9. It’s a question you have to ask yourself.
  10. You have to be realistic.
  11. You’re living in a fool’s paradise.
  12. The reason your ideas are not more successful is that they are all half-baked.
  13. You’re spending money like it was going out of style.

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