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coulda, shoulda, woulda
Used to dismiss one's or someone else's regrets or worries about a past experience. (Formed from informal shortenings of "could have, should have, would have.") I wish I had given myself an extra day off before going back to work after my vacation. Oh well—coulda, shoulda, woulda. A: "Should I have said more during that presentation?" B: "Eh, coulda, shoulda, woulda. It's over now, so there's nothing more you can do."
See also: woulda
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