first and last word of a 3-word phrase are the same BTW:
Each middle word of the four theme phrases is different.
2000s White House nickname DUBYA [sounds like a Russian sweetheart rather than W] Even if, briefly
means yet; even if
means despite --- they seem quite different to me]
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun