when you fall in love with someone, say your best friend, and it doesn't work out because you're her "Friend". to her, you're just friends.
A woman has a close male friend. This means that he is probably interested in her, which is why he hangs around so much. She sees him strictly as a friend. This always starts out with, you're a great guy, but I don't like you in that way. This is roughly the equivalent for the guy of going to a job interview and the company saying, You have a great resume, you have all the qualifications we are looking for, but we're not going to hire you. We will, however, use your resume as the basis for comparison for all other applicants. But, we're going to hire somebody who is far less qualified and is probably an alcoholic. And if he doesn't work out, we'll hire somebody else, but still not you. In fact, we will never hire you. But we will call you from time to time to complain about the person that we hired.

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by bwoken July 30, 2006
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The worst words a person can ever hear.
Yuliya: I really like you a lot Nick.
Nick: I'm sorry, I like you, but not like that, I hope we can still be just friends.
by xxYuli November 12, 2005
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1. an easy way to stab someone

2. or an easy piss-weak excuse to tell people "we're not dating" when you totally are
1. boy: look, i'm not sure this is going anywhere... lets just be friends?
girl: just friends? (dies a little bit)

person: are you two together?
couple: (in perfect unison) no we're just friends.
person: (not buying it) uhuhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
by GODFREY! March 18, 2009
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if you and a guy have a small connection, but when a friend of his asks about you two, he will say you are "just friends" when likely, it either is or he wants the opposite.
Boy 2: hey are you and Caroline dating?
Boy 1: no, we are just friends...
by Rewels June 19, 2019
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Rejection, basically, once someone says this to you, you're thrown into the friend zone, this is a hard place to get out of and you know you fucked up somewhere if this is where you end up.
Fairly good looking guy meets fairly good looking girl, a few weeks later they can't stop talking to eachother, the guy is really into her and thinks she feels the same way, he is about to say something to the girl, meanwhile the girl is thiking "great, another friend" the conversation goes like this-

guy-i've been having a great time with you lateley.
girl-me too.
(at this point the girl thinks "wow, we are so much alike", the guy is thinking "thats a good sign")
guy-i kind of have a confession to make - i have felings for you
girl-i'm so sorry, i just see us as friends
(at this point, the girl is thinking "i see us as just friends, i'm not into you in that way" the guy is thinking "for fuck sake!")
so, going by that example, the guy got thrown into the friend zone because he went about getting the girl in the wrong way, now they may still be friends, but there will be tension for a long time, other typical reasons why you might hear these words are-you're ugly/have a bad personality/the person who says this isn't single.
by mastodong October 16, 2006
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An excuse used by girls to avoid having to actualy tell a guy that "shes just not that into him"
boy > "i really like you" (*im obsessing*)

girl > "but we're just friends"(*you're creeping me out, leave me alone, there is no way i would be caught dead with a guy like you!*)
by o0vengeful_angel0o May 12, 2005
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A girl can say this to assure you (the boyfriend) that her male friend is 'just a friend'

If your girlfriend says this about a guy she has been a bit too friendly towards for a while, she is lying. probably.
Man: Who's this guy you've been hanging with? He just touched your leg!

Woman: Oh relax! We're just friends!
by Funkmaster21 July 15, 2008
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