coulda, woulda, shoulda

An informal phrase used to dismiss someone's regrets or worries about a past experience. I wish I had given myself an extra day off before going back to work after my vacation, but coulda, woulda, shoulda. A: "Should I have said more during that presentation?" B: "Eh, coulda, woulda, shoulda. It's over now, so there's nothing more you can do."
See also: shoulda

If it was a snake it woulda bit you.

Rur. It was very close to you. Jane: Where's the phone book? Tom: Right there! If it was a snake it woulda bit you. Bill: I can't find my other shoe. I've looked all over the house. Mary: It's right behind you. If it was a snake it would have bit you.
See also: bit, if, snake, woulda
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And one that, when all the woulda coulda shoulda feelings wear off, will realize how very special this season truly was.
Beverley, whose hits include Shoulda Coulda Woulda, has now forged a career on stage and as a radio DJ.
Chris Hall: "Shame he didn't crash into something hard and solid like that bridge, woulda be so much more funny.
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Near misses, close shaves, coulda, woulda, shoulda.
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My hit singles have included Shoulda Woulda Coulda and Piece of My Heart, and I sang at London's Paralympic Opening Ceremony.
I was walking off the stage, thinking 'shoulda, woulda, coulda', but then Kylie came up to me and said in my ear 'come back again next year'.
The company said in late November it wouldA slash 60 jobs at Brussels Airport due to considerable losses amid economic slowdown.
Ossur unveiled the agreement on the deal on 21 May, saying itA wouldA pay SEK310m (USD48.
Beverley Knight: Having been making music since the mid-'90s, you can expect to see the Queen of UK Soul perform a huge repertoire of hits including Greatest Day, Shoulda Woulda Coulda, Keep This Fire Burning and Piece Of My Heart.
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