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Ways of expressing lack of sympathy

tough luck

used for saying that you have no sympathy for someone’s difficulty

too bad

used for showing that you are not sympathetic at all or you do not really care what someone else thinks

my heart bleeds (for someone)

used for saying that you feel sympathy for someone. This phrase is usually used in a humorous way to show that, in fact, you do not feel any sympathy at all.

you’re breaking my heart

used for telling someone that you do not feel any sympathy for them concerning what they have just told you

tough shit

used for saying that you have no sympathy for someone

tough

interjection

used for saying that you have no sympathy for someone

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chicken raffle

any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

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