that's how the cookie crumbles

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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As the saying goes, that's how the cookie crumbles.
"That's how the cookie crumbles," the Brit said later.
Jonathan will be disappointed with the charge-down of his kick that led to an Argentinian try, but that's how the cookie crumbles.
Sadly that's how the cookie crumbles - you only get one shot in this game!
But that's how the cookie crumbles. I thought we were there but then we weren't."
But that's how the cookie crumbles when it comes to satisfying America's enormous appetite for sugar.