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that's life

The circumstances just described must be accepted as part of life, in which problems and inconveniences are inevitable. A: "Mommy, I didn't get all the presents I wanted for my birthday." B: "That's life, kiddo."
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that's life

COMMON People say that's life after an unlucky or unpleasant event or about an unpleasant fact to show that they realize such things are part of life and must be accepted. I've made lots of mistakes, but that's life. I have no regrets. They accept all children have problems and that's life.
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that's life

an expression of your acceptance of a situation, however difficult.
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ˌthat’s ˈlife

(also ˌc’est la ˈvie from French ) (spoken) used when you are disappointed about something but know that you must accept it: Some people are born intelligent and some people are not. That’s life.I didn’t get that job I wanted. They said I didn’t have enough experience. Oh well, c’est la vie.
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