(it's) nothing personal

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(it's) nothing personal

(This is) not based on emotions, subjective motivations, or personal biases; (this is) not meant to offend you; (this is) not a personal slight against you. Though it can be truthful, this phrase often tends to be sarcastic, insincere, or unconvincing in usage or reception. Larry: "But how can you fire me after 20 years' service, just like that?" Matt: "Nothing personal, Larry, it's just the way the business is moving right now." It's nothing personal, Dad. I just think it would be easier for all of us if you weren't at the wedding. Nothing personal, but your voice is really getting on my nerves.
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I don't pick the team based on liking and not liking people, it's nothing personal or anything like that when you pick a team.
But former Chelsea, Everton and Scotland winger Nevin said: "I'm sure it's nothing personal.
It's nothing personal and the devil has a point but to actually argue the toss these days is akin to opening the gates of social media hell.
My point is, to the people who get aggrieved, we're just doing our job, it's nothing personal.
I've said to them it's nothing personal but unfortunately that's the job we're in," said Feeney.
I had been told that turnout in by elections is usually low especially in winter so I know it's nothing personal.
Binay and his army of spokesmen have been on the offensive against the Aquino administration since the opposition leader bolted the Cabinet, but insists it's nothing personal.
It's nothing personal, it's complex -- but just the way it is," said RN secretary Mario Desbordes.
All I know is that it's nothing personal and nothing to do with talent, but we've got to lose some players.
It's nothing personal and I find it strange how touchy some jockeys are about media criticism.
Settle down it's nothing personal - they are staging a revolt against one of the most unpopular decisions made in the club's history by an official.
It's nothing personal, it's about pulling together as a team and getting the best out of each other.
It's nothing personal, but I don't feel like it's right for me today.
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