Definitions

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  • Could have.

Etymologies

Written form of a reduction of "could have" (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This week's market commentary is entitled "I Should Have!?" and prods at the notion of coulda, woulda, shoulda as portfolio managers wished they had bought at Dow 8000.

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  • However,I am fine with "coulda" if it's in the dialogue.

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  • It's easy to feel overwhelmed by the "coulda," "woulda" and "shoulda," but with a few ideas, it's not that hard to tame this beast.

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  • (You can imagine the kind of coulda '/ woulda' spin Hollywood would give this material.)

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  • Try to make sure the details and all those things are correct because that is really, and I have to give credit to the other team as well which I am not afraid to do, at the same time you are able examine 17 [factor plays], 17 opportunities where 'coulda',

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  • It doesn't come completely naturally to look up what sounds like "coulda" under "cooter," but I found it after a brief search.

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  • "If this is something that you really want to do," he says she told him, "I don't want to hear you complain about shoulda, coulda, woulda 10 years from now."

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  • Most of the clips were presented silently over a song by James Taylor, but they turned up the sound for a few pieces of dialogue: "I coulda been a contendah" from late screenwriter Budd Schulberg's "On the Waterfront"; and, from the late Horton Foote's "To Kill a Mockingbird": "Scout, stand up, your father's passing."

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  • My point wasn't the woulda shoulda coulda, Steve. redneck_hippie

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  • Mar. 13th, 2010 02: 21 am (UTC) they coulda been contenders

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