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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.
See also: break


1. and dem (dɛm) n. a member of the Democratic Party. A couple of dems are running for the caucus, but no other party is represented.
2. n. a demonstration (of something). Hey, Chuck, give this man a demo.
3. n. an automobile or other machine or device that has been used by a dealer for demonstration purposes. I can give you a demo for half price.
4. tv. to demonstrate something (to someone). Let me demo this for you so you can see how it works.
5. tv. to demonstrate (something) to someone. I’ve got to go demo these people on this software.


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Accuracy of a DEM can be evaluated by comparing DEM derived elevation values with actual elevation values, called as refrence data that can be acquired with high precision field survey or a secondary source (Castrignano et al.
The statistical test demonstrated that the DEM generated by Topo To Raster function fitted the field data the best (Pearson correlation coefficient r =0.
The low resolution elevation data available for Italy (230M DEM, Figure 2) was obtained from the archive of "Mean Height Values for Italy" compiled by estimating mean elevation values by both manual and machine methods from 1:25,000-scale topographic maps (Carrozzo et al.
Suggesting that the Lib Dems' tactics had backfired, Mr Dafis concludes: "The Lib Dems are not unique in their use of negative, attack campaigning.
outcome 3: tory/lib dem coalition David Cameron is leader of the largest party but short of the 323 seats for a Commons majority, so turns to the Lib Dems to try to form another coalition.
In the former Lib Dem stronghold of Liverpool the Lib Dems are not even standing candidates in Central , Princes Park , Belle Vale and Everton Wards In the West Midlands former Lib Dem councillors of long standing are now fielding as Liberal Party candidates As the Lib Dems abandon their polices to be merely a prop for the Tory Party then both their voters and party workers are deserting in droves.
Lib Dems also seem to be arguing that the policy could be paid for by raising taxes on the most wealthy.
Despite the worst cuts in living memory, imposed on the city by the Lib Dems and their Tory allies, there is some progress on many of the vacant sites left by the Lib Dem administration, from the Boot Estate to Stonebridge Cross.
LABOUR last night trounced the Lib Dems to win the first by-election of the new Parliament.
The extraordinary bidding war was revealed as the Tories continued to try to cut a deal with the Lib Dems to allow Mr Cameron to become PM.
Lib Dems also chalked up big switches against Tories at Wanstead in Redbridge London Borough and Alfold, Cranleigh Rural and Ellen's Green at Surrey's Waverley Borough.
The "least favoured" option is a coalition with the Lib Dems and the Greens.
On the one hand, the Lib Dems are actually part of the Government and can say they are making a real difference to people's lives by putting their principles - some of their principles anyway - into action.