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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.
See also: nothing, personal
References in classic literature ?
Nothing personal," he went on quickly, "nothing serious, that is to say.
I put the question personally, but there's nothing personal in it.
If I say I suspected a fraud, there is nothing personal in that.
Fabian, nothing personal ha, sinabi niya na that they belong to one church-'yun nga 'yung Christian-Christian effect na 'yan, ek ek,' Gadon told the House justice committee.
MANILA, Philippines Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said yesterday there is nothing personal in his labeling of the Senate as a "slow chamber.
For me this game is nothing personal o- it's just business.
I've nothing personal against the Queen, but isn't this extension of pub hours to honour her birthday not only a little over the top but also unnecessary?
7) Enhanced Nothing Personal Injury - Primary Coverage
The idea behind the blog is to have lots of fun and it is nothing personal.
There is nothing personal between us two, it is just business.
Hodgson insists there is nothing personal behind the 31-year-old's omission, revealing he tried to buy Crouch when he was manager of Fulham.
He should understand that it's business and nothing personal.
It will be a healthy practice if nothing personal is allowed to creep into the ' Your Views.
Predictably, Ghosn's rivals have focused narrowly on the comments being an insult to the people of a given part of the country, while the minister has defended himself with an argument along the lines of "it's nothing personal.
Speaking for the TV channel bTV Saturday, Krumova said there was nothing personal in her decision; she had thought for a while now about it, and the latest developments around party leader, Volen Siderov, simply accelerated it.