hard feelings

idiom

: feelings of dislike or anger toward someone that you think has mistreated you
She felt/had no hard feelings towards him.
The court's decision has caused a lot of hard feelings.
The phrase no hard feelings is used in speech to say that you are not upset or to ask if someone else is upset.
"I'm sorry I broke our date last night." "That's OK; no hard feelings."
"So, we're still friends, right? No hard feelings?"

Examples of hard feelings in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Felicity is cool with this and understands why the plot is abandoned, with no hard feelings. Kari Sonde, TIME, 16 May 2024 There are no hard feelings between the two, however. Brendan Le, Peoplemag, 3 May 2024 No apparent hard feelings on the Huskies’ end either. Chuck Schilken, Los Angeles Times, 3 Apr. 2024 But there were no lingering hard feelings Tuesday among the two Prince George’s leaders. Lateshia Beachum, Washington Post, 26 Mar. 2024 If there were any hard feelings from his Wisconsin fans, Bryan worked overtime to smooth things over. Journal Sentinel, 21 Mar. 2024 Look each other in the eye to make sure neither of you walks away from this session with hard feelings or unexpressed frustrations. Carolyn Hax, Washington Post, 17 Mar. 2024 Amber Rose has no hard feelings about her ex dating Cher. Hannah Sacks, Peoplemag, 13 Mar. 2024 Ohtani, the American League most valuable player in 2021 and 2023, said none expressed any hard feelings toward the two-way star for leaving. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 6 Mar. 2024

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“Hard feelings.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hard%20feelings. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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