that's the way the mop flops(redirected from that is the way the mop flops)
that's the way the mop flops
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. (A variant of the more common "That's the way the cookie crumbles.") I'm pretty gutted about not getting into the grad school program I wanted, but hey, that's just the way the mop flops.