(that's) the nature of the beast

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(that's) the nature of the beast

(That's) the basic, inherent quality or character of something. You get rich quick in the stock market or you can lose your shirt. That's the nature of the beast. Uncertainty in life is just the nature of the beast. You never know what's going to happen next.
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the nature of the beast

The traits inherent to a thing or situation, especially a negative or difficult one. Unfortunately, exhaustion is just the nature of the beast when you're a new parent. Of course you're scared—that's just the nature of the beast when you make big changes in your life.
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the nature of the beast

If you say that something is the nature of the beast, you mean that it is a part of the character of the person or thing that you are talking about and cannot be avoided. Negotiations always get tougher towards the end. That's the nature of the beast. If you play any sport at this level, you're going to get injured from time to time. That's just the nature of the beast. Note: If you say that someone knows the nature of the beast, you mean that they know or understand a particular person or thing very well. Having served as Secretary of State for Education in Edward Heath's government, she knew the nature of the beast.
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the nature of the beast

the inherent or essential quality or character of something, which cannot be changed and must be accepted. informal
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"After all, though, if that's the nature of the beast, we mustn't be too hard on them for it!"
That's the nature of the beast in non-league football and it was to be expected.
That's the nature of the beast. "But it was a good experience for me and I think I learned a lot.
"That's the nature of the beast and if they're interested then they might not show their hand just yet, why would they?
As the tragedy was raked over very publicly in the media -- that's the nature of the beast, whether we like it or not -- Woollacott's wife Kayley had to set about piecing together a shattered family life.
There were games we should have won that we lost, and some we should have lost that we won, but that's the nature of the beast. But the big factor this season has been how well we have started at the top of the order with the bat.
It's probably not one of our better games and the team was mixed around with first team players so it was a little disjoined but that's the nature of the beast." CITY: Corey Addai; Jordon Thompson, Tom Davies, Morgan Williams, Junior Brown; Josh Eccles, Zain Westbrook; Jodi Jones (HT, for Jonny Ngandu), Reise Allassani, Billy Steadman; Jordan Ponticelli.
The South African copped flak on social media after the Lions lost the opener, but that's the nature of the beast.
That's the nature of the beast, he will know all those issues.
"So that's the nature of the beast, you have to roll with the bad results as well as the good ones, not get too high or too low and just try and stay consistent.
"So that's the nature of the beast right now, and you have to work around it and make sure that things work out, and we'll find ways, as I said, to give your goaltender rest when he needs it.''
Wilkin watches FA Trophy final "If I have to take stick for it, then that's the nature of the beast."