woulda

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 would've bit you

A phrase said humorously when one is looking for something that is right in front of them. Come on, your watch is right here, Liz! If it was a snake, it would've bit you!
See also: bit, if

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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Shoulda, woulda, coulda but, aye, it's gut-wrenching."
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Near misses, close shaves, coulda, woulda, shoulda.
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