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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

up close and personal

phr. intimately; more intimately than one might have wished for. (Colloq. The phrase has been the title of a movie and the name of a television show.) When my trunks slipped down, she got to know me a little more up close and personal that we were ready for at that moment.
See also: and, close, personal, up
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which handles personal ads for newspapers all across the country.
Amy, a 62-year-old Miami writer who has taken out personal ads with varying degrees of success, says she's convinced that people who stretch the truth don't really expect to meet someone.
That, in a nutshell, is the problem with making quick assessments from a few lines in a personal ad.
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com Personals increased in January by 36 percent, and visits to the Personals section account for 5% of Boston.
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com Personals event will be on December 5 at Sophia's in Boston, where members will convene for salsa dance lessons, sangria and tapas.
He added, "In the two years since we launched Love@AOL we estimate that over half a million personals have been posted online and that number grows by an average of more than 1,000 new personals every day.
Thank you Love@AOL for having the Photo Personals and for bringing my soul mate Melissa and me together.
Love@AOL's personals database, with now more than 100,000 unique personals online and the largest collection of photo personals anywhere in cyberspace, is one of the most fun, easiest and safest ways to meet people anywhere.