it is what it is


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it is what it is

The situation, circumstance, or outcome has already happened or been decided or established, so it must be accepted even if it is undesirable. Look, we lost the game, but it is what it is. All we can do is work even harder for the next one. I'm not terribly fond of my daughter's new boyfriend, but it is what it is.
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