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hard feelings

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

no hard feelings

No ill will; no resentment or anger. Often said as a standalone phrase. I'm sorry that things ended this way. No hard feelings? Unfortunately these layoffs are out of our control. I hope there are no 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
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