Total Phrases- 4513
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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.

Strategize-2

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In-neutral / Acceptance url

Losing a bet at the casino

  1. Them’s the breaks.
  2. I’ll make the best of it.
  3. Eventually I’m going to have to face the music.
  4. I’ve learned my lesson.
  5. That just goes to show you.
  6. I should have seen that coming a mile away.

Losing a bet at the casino

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In-neutral / Caution url

Remembering being lost in the woods

  1. The memory makes my skin crawl.
  2. That was a hair raising experience.
  3. For a while it was touch and go.
  4. It all came down to the wire.
  5. I was in trouble up to my ears.
  6. It was the moment of truth.
  7. It kind of snuck up on me.
  8. Just the memory sends a chill up and down my spine.
  9. There’s a big difference between what I expected and what actually happened.
  10. There was no easy way out.
  11. It seemed like an eternity.
  12. I wasn't counting on it happening the way it did.
  13. The way it turned out was totally unexpected.

Remembering being lost in the woods

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In-negative / Disappointment url

Getting a speeding ticket

  1. I have no one to blame but myself.
  2. I need that like a hole in the head.
  3. That’s what I was afraid of.
  4. That’s the last thing I wanted.
  5. What a shame!
  6. That’s just my luck.
  7. It happens to the best of us.
  8. But I don’t have to like it, do I?

Getting a speeding ticket

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In-neutral / Acceptance url

Asking someone for a date, and being told no

  1. I’m hearing the message loud and clear.
  2. All’s fair in love and war.
  3. Time heals all wounds.
  4. I could have guessed as much.
  5. I guess it just wasn’t meant to be.
  6. It doesn’t matter to me in the least.
  7. I get the drift.
  8. That’s just the way people are.
  9. I don’t really mind.
  10. Love makes the world go around.
  11. Your wish is my command.
  12. You can’t say I didn’t try.

Asking someone for a date, and being told no

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In-positive / Surprise url

A friend wins the race for mayor

  1. Now that takes the cake!
  2. Well I’ll be a monkey’s uncle.
  3. In all my years of experience I’ve never seen anything like it.
  4. Wasn’t that a real kick in the pants?
  5. Oh, my goodness.
  6. It left me speechless.
  7. Isn’t that a kick in the pants?
  8. How do you like them apples?

A friend wins the race for mayor

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In-positive / Confidence url

Shopping for clothes for camp

  1. You’ll be out of here so fast your head will spin.
  2. We’re getting our money’s worth.
  3. That was a productive use of our time.
  4. I’ve got it all under control.
  5. I’m going to have to ride shotgun on this task to make sure it gets done.
  6. Now this certainly seems like a worthwhile endeavor.

Shopping for clothes for camp

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Out-neutral / Advice url

Conserve your resources

  1. A little bit goes a long way.
  2. Don’t wear yourself out.
  3. Get your act together.
  4. Keep your head above water.
  5. Make the best of what you have.
  6. Waste not want not.
  7. Take it easy.
  8. Don’t bite off more that you can chew.
  9. Do it yourself.
  10. Just go about your business.
  11. Conserve your strength.
  12. Ease your way into it.

Conserve your resources

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Out-neutral / Negotiating url

We are adversaries

  1. It’s every man for himself.
  2. Let’s face it, we’re on opposite sides of the fence.
  3. I’m not willing to wait.
  4. I beg to differ with you.
  5. You give me no choice.
  6. It’s a dog eat dog world.
  7. I’m just acting in my own best interest, and I expect you to do the same.
  8. May the best man win!
  9. That goes both ways.
  10. That’s for me to know and you to find out.
  11. I’m ready to play hardball.
  12. Take it or leave it.
  13. Don’t ask me any questions and I won’t tell you any lies.
  14. I’m dead set against it.
  15. I need the whole kit and caboodle.
  16. All’s fair in love and war.

We are adversaries

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In-neutral / Acceptance url

Just missing the train

  1. That’s not so terrible.
  2. That’s how it is sometimes.
  3. So be it.
  4. There’s more where that came from.
  5. That’s the way it goes.
  6. What can you do?

Just missing the train

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In-negative / Explaining url

Coming home drunk

  1. I couldn’t help myself.
  2. I guess things got to me.
  3. I did it on the spur of the moment.
  4. My head is spinning.
  5. I’m about to drop.
  6. Unfortunately it’s become my security blanket.
  7. It’s been a rough night.
  8. I feel like a worn out dish rag.
  9. With a little bit of luck things will soon get back to normal.
  10. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.
  11. I could use some moral support.
  12. I hate to admit it, but it was beyond my control.
  13. I’ve never had any problems in that area before.
  14. There’s a first time for everything.
  15. You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.
  16. I'm going through a rough time.

Coming home drunk

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In-negative / Confusion url

Lost in an unfamiliar city

  1. This is driving me batty.
  2. What can I do?
  3. I don’t know what else to do.
  4. Where do we go from here?
  5. I don’t know, what do you want to do?
  6. I can’t figure it out.
  7. I’m going to need a while to get my bearings.
  8. I feel like a fish out of water.
  9. It’s driving me nuts.

Lost in an unfamiliar city