When someone does not understand you











  1. That’s not what I meant.
  2. That’s not what I said.
  3. I didn’t mean that.
  4. I didn’t say that.
  5. I said no such thing.
  6. I didn’t mean to give you that impression.
  7. I didn’t mean to imply that.


   When someone is cold and unfeeling

  1. You are as cold as ice.
  2. You are a cold fish.
  3. You are cold-blooded.
  4. You’ve got a heart of stone.
  5. You’ve got no heart.
  6. You’re heartless.
  7. You’re think-skinned.
  8. Have you no qualms?






    Criticizing someone’s misunderstanding











  1. Listen to me.
  2. Open your ears.
  3. Get the wax out of your ears.
  4. You’re not listening to what I’m saying.
  5. You’re only hearing what you want to hear.
  6. You’re missing the point.
  7. That’s not my point.
  8. That’s not the point I’m trying to make.
  9. You’ve got it wrong.
  10. You’ve got me wrong.
  11. You’ve twisted my words.


    Encouraging someone to believe you









  1. That’s the truth.
  2. That’s the honest truth.
  3. That’s the gospel truth.
  4. Cross my heart.
  5. Would I lie?
  6. I swear to you.
  7. I swear to God.