one of those things

Definition of one of those things

informal

  1. —used to refer to a bad or unfortunate experience that happened and to say that such experiences can happen to anyone I missed the train and had to take a later one. It was just one of those things, I guess.

Word by Word Definitions

those
  1. : plural ofthat

thingplay things
  1. :  an object or entity not precisely designated or capable of being designated

    :  an inanimate object distinguished from a living being

    :  a separate and distinct individual quality, fact, idea, or usually entity


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