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that'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, that's the breaks.
See also: break

that's the breaks


them's the breaks

People say that's the breaks or them's the breaks to mean that this is the way life is and there is nothing you can do about it. Some days you don't play so well, but that's the breaks.
See also: break

that's (or them's) the breaks

that's the way things turn out (used to express resigned acceptance of a situation). North American informal
See also: break

Tru dat

sent. That’s true.; I agree. Tru dat. I know just what you mean.
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In order to know whether DATS affect hemoglobin levels in CT26 tumor allograft mice, we investigated and determined the concentration of hemoglobin in transplantation tumors from tumor tissue and the results are shown in Fig.
Numerous studies have shown that DATS induced cytotoxic effects through the cell cycle arrest and induction of apoptosis in many cancer cell lines (Hosono et al.
Cell cycle analysis from DATS treated CT26 cells showed time and dose-dependent appearance of sub-Gl population of CT26 cells, considered as apoptotic.
These findings are slightly different from in vitro studies where a similar concentration of DATS (40 fxM) had significant cytotoxic effects on the cellular proliferation (Fig.
Based on the growth inhibitory response of DATS treatment in T24 cells, we next examined its effect on cell cycle distribution.
2% of cells treated with 10 [micro]M DATS for 24 h underwent apoptosis, as well as 13.
To determine whether the Akt activity is associated with the apoptotic effects of DATS, we examined the protein expression and phosphorylation level of Akt after DATS treatment.
The ratio of Bax/Bcl-2 was significantly increased in a dose-dependent manner with DATS treatment (Fig.