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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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Clever Cookie was backed down from 40-1 to 10-1 yesterday after heavy rain in the Ascot area but in heavy rain the Cookie crumbles, just as it does in my tea.
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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, Liverpool 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.
That's how the cookie crumbles," the Brit said later.
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.
Overall maybe it wasn't one of our better games, but that's the way the cookie crumbles.
Arrange the cookie crumbles on 6 plates and top with the watermelon; garnish with the whipped cream.
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If my holidays don't fit in with the school holidays is that just the way the cookie crumbles for my family?
That's the way the cookie crumbles, but he's in the Totesport International at Newbury.