(it) happens to the best of us

(it) happens to the best of us

Everybody makes mistakes or experiences failures, so don't worry too much about it. A: "I really screwed up in work today, and I feel awful about it." B: "Hey, it happens to the best of us. I'm sure everything will be fine." A: "I got so nervous during the presentation that I forgot nearly half the material." B: "Ah, it's not the end of the world. Happens to the best of us!"
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