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that's how the cookie crumbles

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. (A variant of the more common "That's the way the cookie crumbles.") I'm pretty gutted about not getting into the grad school program I wanted, but hey, that's just how the cookie crumbles.
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That's how the cookie crumbles," the Brit said later.
Sadly that's how the cookie crumbles - you only get one shot in this game
The plan always was to run in the Deloitte at Leopardstown on February 6, but we will have to see how the cookie crumbles between now and then.
He will go for his chance, but let us see how the cookie crumbles.
I'm sorry for the fans who stayed up late to watch, but that's how the cookie crumbles.
a DVD that spills the beans on classic quandaries like how the cookie crumbles.
No matter how the cookie crumbles in this season, hoop fans are in for a big finish, similar to the way Letran and San Beda battled for the title in the recent edition of the NCAA.
We'll see how the cookie crumbles between now and then, and see how things go with the horse.