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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.
He was probably one of those who protest that there is "nothing personal" in their most personal attacks.
After the game, Zidane addressed the media and was keen to stress the decision is nothing personal but something that would benefit both parties.
Zidane also stated that he has nothing personal against Bale.
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.
I have nothing personal against (party president) Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Najib.
The bishop reiterated that his criticisms of the President was 'nothing personal,' noting that his previous statements were actually directed at state agencies tasked to enforce the law.
"There was nothing personal with the couple in video and their vehicle was not pulled over for any other reason," Dr.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp spent seven years battling against Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga but he says there is nothing personal at play in Tuesday's Champions League clash with the German champions.
there's nothing personal," said Abueva after the game.
Speaking on the latest development in a statement, Alhaji Obesere said that while he had nothing personal against his colleague, he is always averse to his alleged uncharitable conduct and dishonest attitude, adding the latest preposterous position and outburst against Ambode, in his trying period, is a clear testimony that 'Alhaji Wasiu Ayinde is nothing but a serial betrayer.'
The message from the dressing room after the defeat in Braga was there would be no interviews and it was "nothing personal" towards the press pack.
IANS New Delhi Supreme Court judge Justice Jasti Chelameswar, who retired a day before, said on Saturday that he stood up for certain"issues and values"wherever he perceived things were going wrong and had nothing personal against anyone in the system.