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no hard feelings

INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase no hard feelings

Meaning

You can say this to someone you've argued or competed with to let them know you have no bad feelings toward them.

For example

  • After I'd beaten him, I held out my hand and said, "No hard feelings, eh?"

  • It was a heated discussion, but afterwards Ben smiled and said, "No hard feelings, mate."

Quick Quiz

Opponents are most likely to say "No hard feelings"

a. before they compete

b. while they're competing

c. after they've competed

Contributor: Matt Errey