hard feelings

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hard feelings

Ill will, resentment, or anger Unfortunately these layoffs are out of our control. I hope there is no hard feelings. John's remarks after the ceremony caused a lot of hard feelings.
See also: feeling, hard

*hard feelings

Fig. feelings of resentment or anger. (*Typically: cause ~ have ~ give someone ∼.) The argument caused a lot of hard feelings, but finally we got over it.
See also: feeling, hard
References in classic literature ?
I don't want any war with the Hoppers, for wars between nations always cause hard feelings.
The anti-Castro exiles aren't monolithic in politics but -isms continue to cause hard feelings.
However, we have no wish to cause hard feelings and understand that people couldn't help but have hard feelings if we were given a key.
Although technically permissible, such restrictions often cause hard feelings.
In each case, tough decisions have to be made quickly, and in a way that won't cause hard feelings among the living.