no hard feelings


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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, no
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no hard feelings

 and not any hard feelings
Fig. no anger or resentment. I hope you don't have any hard feelings. No, I have no hard feelings.
See also: feeling, hard, no
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

no hard feelings

No resentment or anger, as in I hope there are no hard feelings about excluding your group. This idiom uses hard in the sense of "severe" or "harsh," a usage dating from about a.d. 1000.
See also: feeling, hard, no
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

no hard ˈfeelings

used for saying that you would still like to be friendly with somebody you have just beaten in a fight, a competition, an argument, etc: When he heard that he had won the contract, he turned to his competitor and said, ‘No hard feelings, I hope.’
See also: feeling, hard, no
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