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(it's) nothing personal

(This is) not based on emotions, subjective motivations, or personal biases; (this is) not meant to offend you; (this is) not a personal slight against you. Though it can be truthful, this phrase often tends to be sarcastic, insincere, or unconvincing in usage or reception. Larry: "But how can you fire me after 20 years' service, just like that?" Matt: "Nothing personal, Larry, it's just the way the business is moving right now." It's nothing personal, Dad. I just think it would be easier for all of us if you weren't at the wedding. Nothing personal, but your voice is really getting on my nerves.
See also: nothing, personal
References in classic literature ?
Nothing personal," he went on quickly, "nothing serious, that is to say.
I put the question personally, but there's nothing personal in it.
If I say I suspected a fraud, there is nothing personal in that.
Talking to media in Islamabad, Shah said the politicians are public representatives and there is nothing personal between them.
Nothing personal against De Bruyne - at PS54million he may be one of the top 10 most expensive players in history - but he isn't one of the top 10 box office draws.
Noting there's nothing personal in this fight, Pacquiao said he's looking forward to the mega-fight here on Saturday night (Sunday morning UAE time).
The thriller novel is reportedly being re-published by Oldcastle Books to celebrate the work of Starr, who has written many crime novels and thrillers, including Cold Caller, Nothing Personal, Fake ID, Hard Feelings, Tough Luck and Twisted City, followed by Lights Out, The Follower, Panic Attack.
I have nothing personal on Grubi but I do mind the current politics in Macedonia, which is responsible for the citizens' problems.
The idea behind the blog is to have lots of fun and it is nothing personal.
Although there were possessions nearby there was nothing personal like a wallet to identify the man.
Malini was appointed the brand ambassador even though she is an Awadhi singer, the actor said, adding that he had nothing personal against her.
It will be a healthy practice if nothing personal is allowed to creep into the ' Your Views.
As we'll see in this new season of NOTHING PERSONAL , hit men have made their way into mainstream America and are hired today by anyone from your rival business partner, your next-door neighbor - and even, on occasion, your not-so-loving spouse.
Predictably, Ghosn's rivals have focused narrowly on the comments being an insult to the people of a given part of the country, while the minister has defended himself with an argument along the lines of "it's nothing personal.
Speaking for the TV channel bTV Saturday, Krumova said there was nothing personal in her decision; she had thought for a while now about it, and the latest developments around party leader, Volen Siderov, simply accelerated it.