(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 know it's nothing personal, just circumstances where I didn't fit in the coaching system.
"It's nothing personal. There comes a time when things are done because they need to be done."
Zidane added: "It's nothing personal. There comes a time when things are done because they need to be done.
It's nothing personal but sometimes it's a good job international managers don't come under the same scrutiny as club bosses - a fact that shouldn't be lost on Aidy Boothroyd this week.
JURGEN KLOPP is ready to fire a deadly arrow at Everton - but insists it's nothing personal.
(It's nothing personal. I even told him to further improve his game.
But I've come to realise it's nothing personal. It comes from a historic culture of secrecy in football, in the main led by boards, that has bred cynicism.
The boy's mother, who phoned teachers to raise concerns, added: "It's nothing personal about him whatsoever but I feel this is a massive safeguarding issue."
It's nothing personal to my co-actor, it's just really me.
"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.
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.
"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.
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