just one of those things


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just one of those things

(spoken)
something that happens unexpectedly I couldn't keep the dog from running toward the car. It was just one of those things.
See also: just, of, one, thing, those

just one of those things

A random occurrence that can't be explained. For example, It wasn't their fault that the show failed; it was just one of those things. This expression was given greater currency as the title and refrain of one of Cole Porter's most popular songs ("Just One of Those Things," 1935). [c. 1930] Also see one of those days.
See also: just, of, one, thing, those