story of (one's) life

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story of (one's) life

One experiences that frequently or repeatedly. A: "I can't remember where I left my keys." B: "Story of my life, dude." The story of her life, thus far, has been being in the right place at the right time.
See also: life, of, story
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The story of his life is mine, could I but understand.
They finished their supper, the cloth was removed, and while the hostess, her daughter, and Maritornes were getting Don Quixote of La Mancha's garret ready, in which it was arranged that the women were to be quartered by themselves for the night, Don Fernando begged the captive to tell them the story of his life, for it could not fail to be strange and interesting, to judge by the hints he had let fall on his arrival in company with Zoraida.
Thus far, the true story of his life was an impenetrable mystery to me.
In fact, when one comes to read the story of his life, and to know that he was really and lastingly ashamed of having once put up shoe-blacking as a boy, and was unable to forgive his mother for suffering him to be so degraded, one perceives that he too was the slave of conventions and the victim of conditions which it is the highest function of his fiction to help destroy.
Speaking thickly and with a faraway look in his shining eyes, he told the whole story of his life: his marriage, Natasha's love for his best friend, her betrayal of him, and all his own simple relations with her.
"Far fewer will know the story of his life with Tina - a love story every bit as dramatic and epic as Bobby's exploits on the pitch.
The narrator is an elderly gay man who tells the story of his life and the related story of a recently deceased pope who is being considered for sainthood.
Martin Short may not be technically gay--spilling the (mostly fabricated) story of his life in Fame Becomes Me, he never shuts up about his wife, Nancy--but many of the characters he made famous on SCTV and Saturday Night Live were pretty damn queeny, and they all show up on Broadway.
The injured skipper tells them the story of his life and how it has brought him alongside - with two corpses on board.
Kolb paints a colorful story of his life as a freewheeling and audacious adventurer.
Bonhoeffer is now said to be one of the world's most-cited Protestant theologians, with churches and parish centres named after him, and numerous books and movies recounting the story of his life.
In fact, his poetry tells the story of his life much better, and with more passion, than his spoken words, or the words of Boyd's biography.
In the next beat, the terminally but deliciously pompous Brandon is sucking up compliments from "George Bush the elder," who urges him to write it all down, the story of his life. "Don't hold back," 41 tells him.
Fernandez' voice is reminiscent of the days of radio, or an elder telling a child the story of his life.
As he sits and waits for the police, the the story of his life unravels - a story that has led to the deaths not only of his wife, but of his first great love and of his best friend.