could of, would of, should of

could of, would of, should of

A common misspelling of the phrase "could've, would've, should've," used to dismiss one's or someone else's regrets or worries about past actions or the lack thereof. I wish I had given myself an extra day off before going back to work after my vacation. Oh well—could of, would of, should of. A: "Should I have said more during that presentation?" B: "Eh, could of, would of, should of. It's over now, so there's nothing more you can do."
See also: could, of, should
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