coulda, woulda, shoulda

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."
See also: shoulda
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Again, that coulda, woulda, shoulda been a spot-kick.
Homemaking artiste Martha Stewart said that one chapter of her upcoming autobiography is titled "Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda.
Royals in 2014 (and coulda, woulda, shoulda kept the even-year streak alive in 2016, but that's a woe-is-me story for another day).
No more hard-luck tales, no more coulda, woulda, shoulda. The exit of the national women's team from the Euros in Holland two years ago was so damn Scottish.
Near misses, close shaves, coulda, woulda, shoulda.
I know it was a case of coulda, woulda, shoulda on Saturday and I'll give them that, it's 1-0 to them.
All the coulda, woulda, shoulda in the world won't give you a second chance to impress someone today Cancer so maybe it would be better to get it right first time?
She brings songs from those shows and others to the Van Wezel with Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda!, including tunes she didn't sing on the Great White Way but would have loved to.
The bottom line is, if you hunt with stick and string long enough, you'll accumulate enough "coulda, woulda, shoulda" stories to fill a book.
IT WAS a real case of coulda, woulda, shoulda for The Politicians on Celebrity You're a Star last week.
After the match they play the "coulda, woulda, shoulda," game for a while, blame bad results on the course of fire, the sun/cloud/wind, a bad range officer call or the Wicked Witch of the West, then forget about it.
How many times do you claim coulda, woulda, shoulda? It comes down to such small margins.
Your ruling planet the Moon wants to see rewards for your hard work so less coulda, woulda, shoulda and more action.
With huge euphoric vocals and bags of attitude, she was like a prime-time Aretha on a vat of Red Bull, powering her way through her own hits - Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda, Gold, Come As You Are, and Keep This Fire Burning.
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