nothing personal

idiom

used to say that one does not mean to offend someone by a statement
It's nothing personal, but I'd rather not talk to you about it.

Examples of nothing personal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Maybe the move by DeRozan was nothing personal toward Drake. Chuck Schilken, Los Angeles Times, 20 June 2024 This was nothing personal, with United's lack of Champions League football at the time, plus a desire to succeed under Xavi, cited as De Jong's main motivations to turn down the Premier PINC +1.3% League giants' proposal. Tom Sanderson, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 If this means Americans will continue to spend heavily at the pump amid Saudi Arabia’s unilateral oil production cuts, then this is simply business in his view—nothing personal. Bychristiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 21 Sep. 2023 The players involved in the skirmishes said there was nothing personal — just a part of team building. Calvin Watkins, Dallas News, 17 Aug. 2023 Besides being incredibly creepy (nothing personal), that world would be achingly dull (nothing personal). Carolyn Hax, Washington Post, 2 Aug. 2023 Cristobal is all in at every moment of his life, which goes all the way back to the Four Agreements about being present and taking nothing personal and not making assumptions. Jordan Moreau, Variety, 30 Apr. 2023 And the wallop, of course, was nothing personal, was well meant and all that. Diane Williams, Harper's Magazine, 8 Feb. 2022

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“Nothing personal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nothing%20personal. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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