it's the story of my life

(it's/that's the) story of my life

This bad thing, or bad things like it, have happened to me frequently in my life. Often used humorously. A: "They decided to hire someone who has a relative in the company." B: "Story of my life, man." I can't believe another girl broke up with me because she wanted to date my friend. I swear, it's the story of my life. A: "Ew, I just swallowed a bug." B: "Story of my life."
See also: life, of, story

it's the story of my life

If you say that something is the story of your life, you mean that something bad keeps happening to you. `We're making fools of ourselves,' Rachel said. `That's the story of my life,' Neil said. Note: This expression is used humorously.
See also: life, of, story

it's (or that's) the story of my life

used to lament the fact that a particular misfortune has happened too often in your experience. informal
See also: life, of, story
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