these things happen

these things happen

It is common for unfortunate things to happen or for people to make mistakes, so there's no use worrying about it. A: "I'm so sorry to hear that you and Amy broke up." B: "It's okay. It hurts, but these things happen." A: "I feel so awful about breaking your window!" B: "Don't worry, these things happen."
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ˌthese things ˈhappen

used to tell somebody not to worry about something they have done: ‘Sorry — I’ve spilt some wine.’ ‘Never mind, these things happen.’
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"Why should these things happen? Why should people suffer?
But it's only what I've seen over and over again--people seem to forget that these things happen, and then they do happen, and they're surprised.
'THESE things happened last winter, sir,' said Mrs.
Sometimes these things happen on a personal level, and they happen in such a blur, while your consciousness is in a dense mass of disorganized emotions and thoughts.
Rapper-producer G-Eazy brings his These Things Happen tour to the McDonald Theatre, 1010 Willamette St., tonight for a general admission, all-ages show.
He added: "I was supposed to be getting the England job, then I didn't get it but these things happen. And I know it sounds corny, but there are worse things happening in life.
"But as I've said, these things happen in the game.
"Whether these things happen at all isn't clear." Nonetheless, the model makes several interesting predictions that may enable observers to check it.