that's the breaks(redirected from dats da brakes)
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.
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that's the breaksor
them's the breaksAMERICAN, INFORMAL
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.
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that's (or them's) the breaksthat's the way things turn out (used to express resigned acceptance of a situation). North American informal
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