Gina became depressed

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I am wondering if my sentences are grammatically correct. I am not sure if my second sentence makes sense.

Gina became depressed after she broke with her boyfriend, but her friend Lidia comforted her by saying, "You're well rid of him. He isn't worth your toenail, let alone thinking of him."
 

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Girlfriends and boyfriends break up.

Isn't there a comma splice in the first sentence?

Although not being worth your toenail is an evocative image, it isn't an English expression.
 

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I didn't notice I made a comma splice. I believed I used correctly a comma and then "but". I am not sure how to correct it. Would a semicolon be correct?

Gina became depressed after she broke up with her boyfriend; but her friend Lidia comforted her by saying...
 

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I didn't notice I made a comma splice. I believed I used correctly a comma and then "but". I am not sure how to correct it. Would a semicolon be correct?

Gina became depressed after she broke up with her boyfriend; but her friend Lidia comforted her by saying...
Sorry, it was my mistake. There was no comma splice in your original. :-(
 

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The comma was OK. The semi-colon wasn't.
 

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Not worth your toenail is not a standard expression.
 
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