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shit happens

rude slang An expression of acceptance of or resignation to unfortunate or difficult things in life over which one has no control. A: "I'm so sorry to hear you lost your job!" B: "It's OK, shit happens. I'll just find a new one!" A: "I just think it's pretty unfair the way she was cast aside like that after the project was finished." B: "Yeah, well, shit happens. If you want to survive in this industry, you've got to toughen up."
See also: happen, shit

shit happens

Sl. Bad things just happen and are unavoidable. (Potentially offensive. Use only with discretion.) Too bad that your new car got dented, but shit happens. Shit happens. There's nothing that can be done about it.
See also: happen, shit

shit happens

VERY RUDE
People say shit happens to mean that bad things happen in life and you must accept that fact because you cannot prevent it. `It's a shame Rob is too ill to be here — he's such an exciting talent.' — `Yeah, well, shit happens.'
See also: happen, shit

shit happens

used to express fatalism in the face of an unwelcome occurrence.
A euphemistic alternative formulation is stuff happens .
See also: happen, shit

shit ˈhappens

(taboo, slang) used to express the idea that we must accept that bad things often happen without reason: ‘We were all really sorry to hear about you and Rachel.’ ‘Yeah, well, shit happens.’
See also: happen, shit

Shit happens

interj. Bad things just happen. (Usually objectionable.) Shit happens. There’s nothing that can be done about it.
See also: happen, shit
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Shit happens in Lisbon," he told us as we were getting out of the van.
Notice that this shit happens when they need to promote something.
Shit happens, and I'm not going to shame myself--or anyone else--who periodically goes condomless.
Y es que en la historia si pasan cosas malas o para decirlo vulgarmente en ingles: shit happens.
It's about before this shit happens, before Baltimore goes up.
Do you think they would understand and say, oh OK, you forgot to take them out after your trip to the firing range and you are a policeman in your country, we understand, shit happens, go on, have a nice flight.
It's the sort of town where bad shit happens in motels, drug stores get raided and, no doubt, hundreds more everyday, mundane lives are lived out in an everyday, mundane manner.
Personal responsibility" was another way of saying "sorry about your trouble, but shit happens.
Indeed, even if you only read Burkhart's in-your-face words like SHIT HAPPENS, UP YOUR ASS, or TOUGH TITTY, painted like slogans across images appropriated from the canon of Taylor's films, what's striking is the consistency of this never-ending work in progress (the artist regards her output " for the series so far as just the first twenty-five years).
Shit happens, but it does affect my opinion of their "guru" status.
Shit happens and life goes on, consisting not of the catastrophes of war, famine and disease, or even the more commonplace dramas of heartbreak and longing, or political intrigue, and certainly nothing to do with hit men, hookers or vampires.
Just as fun is his "heteroflexible" best friend, Frankie (Zelda Williams, daughter of Robin), who announces, "I'm straight, but shit happens.
Land's End in Wales is the westernmost point in the southern mainland of Britain, but "Lands End" is a blunt statement of a possibly pessimistic sort: Shit happens, lands end.
It should have been 100, but shit happens,'' reflected Dobbin, who was handed a ban for overuse of the whip on Dante Citizen.
I got a little sidetracked, but that shit happens when you're young, you know.