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coulda, woulda, shoulda

An informal phrase used to dismiss someone's regrets or worries about a past experience. I wish I had given myself an extra day off before going back to work after my vacation, but coulda, woulda, shoulda. A: "Should I have said more during that presentation?" B: "Eh, coulda, woulda, shoulda. It's over now, so there's nothing more you can do."
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And one that, when all the woulda coulda shoulda feelings wear off, will realize how very special this season truly was.
Beverley, whose hits include Shoulda Coulda Woulda, has now forged a career on stage and as a radio DJ.
And in On the Waterfront (1954), Terry Malloy laments to his brother Charley "I coulda had class.
Research is very important of course but with a little imagination coulda less prominent position not be found to put this building or at least a design which isvisually acceptable.
If only the jerk had given us warning he was going I coulda retired on him.
Somebody coulda ' got hurt and we coulda lost an aircraft in this fiasco.
Near misses, close shaves, coulda, woulda, shoulda.
Are we going to watch Oregon, Idaho and Utah steal our state's intellectual capital while we sit back and say 'woulda, coulda, shoulda'?
Local trade unions denied this, saying they couldA substantiate it with figures, news agency Belga reported Monday.
I know it was a case of coulda, woulda, shoulda on Saturday and I'll give them that, it's 1-0 to them.
The Cypriot government has unveiled its intention to divest ownership in the carrier, which couldA amount to aA majority interest in it.
Among the hits she performed were early single Flavour of the Old School, Gold and Shoulda Woulda Coulda.
Ultimate highlights for me though were Shoulda Coulda Woulda and an inspiring cover of George Michael's One More Try - one of the best live vocals I have ever heard.
It's her own hits which get the loudest applause, though, particularly Gold and Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda.
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