them's the breaks


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them's the breaks

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; that's just the way things are. I'm pretty gutted about not getting into the grad school program I wanted, but hey, them's the breaks.
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Given the choice, I'd rather be watching repeats of Danger Mouse, Bagpuss or Paddington, but them's the breaks.
If someone loses an eye or gets disowned along the way, well them's the breaks.
Of course, there's the fleeting chance a neighbour may mention in passing the fact there was a teensy weensy bit of a fire at the house, but them's the breaks.
But them's the breaks - I guess this frees me up to do some other things - but it will be sad watching somebody else build it out.
But them's the breaks and, I am pleased to report, success has not spoilt the immensely affable Mr Cornwell.
Stevens and Lowton were rightly furious but them's the breaks when things aren't going your way.