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c'est la vie

Oh well. This French phrase, meaning "that's life," indicates resignation and acceptance of something that one dislikes but cannot change. I know you're annoyed to have gotten another parking ticket, but c'est la vie. I had hoped to get home early enough to cook dinner, but that didn't happen, so we ordered pizza instead—c'est la vie.
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vie for (something)

To struggle, fight, or compete in order to attain something. The two candidates are so close in the polls that both are vying for any kind of advantage they can find. It's nearly impossible to sit down for a meal with a friend without having the kids vie for your attention the whole time. The region has fallen into disarray as multiple factions vie for power.
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vie with (one)

To fight, contend, or compete with one (for something). Tom and I have vied with one another for top of the class since our freshman year. The embattled kingdom has been vying with three other nations for control over the region. It seems there's a new superstar in the racing world whom you'll have to vie with soon.
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vie (with someone) (for someone or something)

 and vie (with someone) (over someone or something)
to compete or contend with someone for someone or something. They vied with each other for Mary's favor. I really don't want to have to vie with Randy for recognition.

vie for

To contend with another or others to attain some goal, such as a victory in a contest: The top three students in the class vied for the title of valedictorian.
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vie with

To contend with someone to attain a goal, such as a victory in a contest: The champion sprinter will vie with the new young athlete in the final round of competition.
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The new regulations triggered a vigorous discussion in the media, verging in some cases on panic, about the consequences should the long-used VIE model be banned.
In the VIE model, valuable Chinese assets are placed in a Chinese company which must be run by a Chinese citizen, officially at least.
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