C'est la vie

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c'est la vie

Oh well. This French phrase, meaning "that's life," indicates resignation and acceptance of something that one dislikes but cannot change. I know you're annoyed to have gotten another parking ticket, but c'est la vie. I had hoped to get home early enough to cook dinner, but that didn't happen, so we ordered pizza instead—c'est la vie.
See also: la, vie

C'est la vie.

something that you say when something happens that you do not like but which you have to accept because you cannot change it I've got so much work that I can't go away this weekend. Oh well, c'est la vie.
See also: la, vie
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