hard feelings

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hard feelings pl (plural only)

  1. (idiomatic) Resentment, anger.
    • 1827, James Fenimore Cooper, chapter 31, in The Prairie:
      If you will name the price you put upon the articles, it is possible the damage may be quietly settled between us, and all hard feelings forgotten.
    • 1922, Upton Sinclair, chapter 1, in They Call Me Carpenter:
      This foreign visitor asked me how I felt about the war, and I told him that it was over, and I bore no hard feelings.
    • 2007, Tim McGirk, "The West Bank: Mission Critical," Time, 16 Aug. :
      The eviction itself went relatively smoothly, but the hard feelings it generated resound deep inside Israeli army barracks.

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