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them's the breaks

There is nothing we can do about the way things have unfolded, especially bad ones, so there is no reason to be upset about it; that's just the way things are. I'm pretty gutted about not getting into the grad school program I wanted, but hey, them's the breaks.
See also: break


1. and dem (dɛm) n. a member of the Democratic Party. A couple of dems are running for the caucus, but no other party is represented.
2. n. a demonstration (of something). Hey, Chuck, give this man a demo.
3. n. an automobile or other machine or device that has been used by a dealer for demonstration purposes. I can give you a demo for half price.
4. tv. to demonstrate something (to someone). Let me demo this for you so you can see how it works.
5. tv. to demonstrate (something) to someone. I’ve got to go demo these people on this software.


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The re-organization will enable Dr John Favier, CEO of DEM Solutions, to focus more fully on client relations, strategy, and business development.
Based in King of Prussia, PA, The DEM Group is the Delaware Valley's largest full-service marketing firm dedicated solely to promoting Information Technology (IT).
Our clients have benefited from our exclusive focus on technology," said John D'Auria, President and Chief Executive Officer of The DEM Group.
In contrast to the previously published data, testing has found that DEM values vary with different grades of ductile iron.
Already DEM Solutions' EDEM software is being applied by blue chip customers across the pharmaceutical, chemical, mining, agriculture, and geo-technical engineering industries.
We compared the heights values recorded in each DEM by statistical tests (GraphPad InStat v3.
Andrew originally wanted to track down LI8 DEM, but had to settle for LI6 DEM, with a strategically-placed screw making the 6 look like a B.
The critics coming out the woodwork after the electoral collapse with the Lib Dems losing 695 seats in England is a little ironic.
VINCE Cable''s defence of the Lib Dems change of policy on tuition fees getsmore absurd at each outing.
The Lib Dems deride the Tories as deranged Right-whingers.
The Lib Dems will defend half of their 14 seats next month.
His latest argument is that he - and other Lib-Dem MPs - never actually agreed with the party''s policy on tuition fees, and only agreed with this and other Lib-Dem policies in a spirit of collective agreement - ie, because the other Lib Dems voted for the policy.
ED Miliband reached out to disgruntled Lib Dems yesterday - offering them the chance to help shape Labour policies.
2%, the Lib Dems by 5% and the Labour vote fell 11.