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that's how the ball bounces

There is nothing we can do about the way things have unfolded, especially bad things, so there is no reason to be upset about it. I'm pretty gutted about not getting into the grad school program I wanted, but hey, that's how the ball bounces.
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that's how the ball bounces

Also, that's the way the ball bounces or the cookie crumbles . That is the way matters have worked out and nothing can be done about it. For example, I'm sorry you got fired but that's how the ball bounces, or They wanted a baby girl but got a third boy-that's the way the cookie crumbles. These phrases allude to an odd bounce or a crumbled cookie that cannot be put back together. [Colloquial; mid-1900s]
See also: ball, bounce, how
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Most stock strategists reckon that the continuation of the bullish fervour depends on the way that the cookie crumbles on the international and domestic political front.
They think it will all happenfor them and that may not be the outcome, so you have to prepare forhowever the cookie crumbles.
The pasty-faced minister's indigestion, I hear, over criticism of his half-baked decision is how the cookie crumbles when Tory anti-union malice leaves a sour taste.
After all, being single and childless is sometimes just the way that the cookie crumbles.
It is not because they are intentionally excluded but as the ball rolls, their share is not given to them either because they did not strive to get their share or that is just the way the cookie crumbles.
As you will be well aware, Gosden's Kingman went on to win everything put in front of him but that's the way the cookie crumbles.
surely you should have said: "That's the way the cookie crumbles.
That said, Livepool deserved at least one penalty for handball, but that's just the way the cookie crumbles sometimes.
It's disappointing to miss such a big game but that's the way the cookie crumbles some times.
But I suppose that''s the way the cookie crumbles when it comes to the property market: one person''s loss is another person's gain.
But if that's the way the cookie crumbles, so be it.
All in all it takes the biscuit, and don't you dare shout back at me that that is the way the cookie crumbles.
Arrange the cookie crumbles on 6 plates and top with the watermelon; garnish with the whipped cream.
That's the Way the Cookie Crumbles was released in November 2002 and made the bestseller list in its very first week.
If my holidays don't fit in with the school holidays is that just the way the cookie crumbles for my family?