story of my life, the

(it's/that's the) story of my life

This bad thing, or bad things like it, have happened to me frequently in my life. Often used humorously. A: "They decided to hire someone who has a relative in the company." B: "Story of my life, man." I can't believe another girl broke up with me because she wanted to date my friend. I swear, it's the story of my life. A: "Ew, I just swallowed a bug." B: "Story of my life."
See also: life, of, story

story of my life, the

What typically happens to me, as in I rushed through the meeting to get to the airport, and then the plane was three hours late-that's the story of my life . This hyperbolic expression is generally used ruefully to describe some mishap or misfortune. [Mid-1900s]
See also: of, story