Casual Conversational English (Phrases and Sentences in Different Scenarios – Top 600+ Terms)/
Sharing Good and Bad News

Sharing Good and Bad News

Total: 18 words

As luck would have it...

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used to say that something happened by chance; can refer to either good luck or bad luck

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Lucky for you…

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used to introduce a fortunate event that favors the person being spoken to

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Today is your lucky day!

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a particular day or moment where someone experiences good luck or fortune; can also be used to introduce good news that benefits the person being spoken to

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Fortunately, no one was hurt. / Thankfully, no one was hurt.

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good news that means everyone who was in a dangerous situation, such as a fire, robbery, etc., is safe and without injury

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That's good to hear.

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used to express relief or delight upon hearing good news

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What a relief!

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said upon hearing favorable news, especially after feeling anxiety or distress

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Thank goodness.

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used to express relief

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You had me worried...

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a way of telling someone that something they did worried you, but now you feel fine

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I have something to tell you. / I have something to say.

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said before discussing an important or urgent topic to set up a serious mood

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I have good news and bad news.

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used to make an announcement of both positive and negative circumstances

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I hate to break it to you, but…

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used idiomatically to tell someone bad news

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I hate to be the one to tell you this, but...

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used to tell someone bad news

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I take no pleasure in saying this. / It gives me no pleasure to tell you this.

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a formal way of announcing bad news

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It appears that… / It seems that…

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used to cautiously or politely suggest that something is true

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I regret to inform you that...

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a polite way of saying that one is sorry about the unfortunate event that is being discussed

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That's terrible.

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a response to something dreadful or unfortunate

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Can we change the subject?

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said when a topic is making you so uncomfortable, you would rather discuss something else

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Spare me the details.

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said when you don't want to hear unpleasant or uninteresting information about something

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