Life's a bitch, then you die

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life's a bitch(,( and) then you die)

rude slang Life is characterized by struggle, suffering, or misfortune (and before you know it, you're on your deathbed). A generic lamentation usually said following some tragedy or bad luck. So you lost your job, and then you found out your boss was sleeping with your husband? Wow, life's a bitch. After finally getting out of debt, Sean was diagnosed with cancer and has been bedridden for months. I tell you, life is a bitch, and then you die.
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Life’s a bitch, then you die

sent. & comp. abb. Life is tough, a general lament. LABTYD. How depressing. God, I hate this disease. Life’s a bitch, then you die.
See also: die
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