such is life

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such is life

Unfortunate or undesirable outcomes like this one are a normal, unavoidable part of life. I didn't get the promotion in the end. Oh well, such is life.
See also: life, such
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Such is life!

That is the way things happen! (Usually in reference to an unfortunate outcome.) Oh, well. Everything can't be perfect. Such is life! So I failed my test. Such is life! I can take it again some time.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

such is ˈlife

(informal) used when you are disappointed about something but know that you must accept it: He didn’t get the prize he was hoping for. But such is life, I suppose.
See also: life, such
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