that's the way the cookie crumbles

Definition of that's the way the cookie crumbles

informal

  1. —used when something bad has happened to say that someone must accept things the way they are I'm disappointed that I didn't get the job but that's the way the cookie crumbles.

Word by Word Definitions

thatplay
  1. :  the person, thing, or idea indicated, mentioned, or understood from the situation

    :  the time, action, or event specified

    :  the kind or thing specified as follows

  1. : used as a function word to introduce a noun clause that is usually the subject or object of a verb or a predicate nominative

    : used as a function word to introduce a subordinate clause that is anticipated by the expletive it occurring as subject of the verb

    : used as a function word to introduce a subordinate clause that is joined as complement to a noun or adjective

  1. :  being the person, thing, or idea specified, mentioned, or understood

    :  so great a :  such

    :  the farther away or less immediately under observation or discussion

  1. : used as a function word to introduce a restrictive relative clause and to serve as a substitute within that clause for the substantive modified by the clause

    :  at which :  in which :  on which :  by which :  with which :  to which

    :  that which

  1. :  to such an extent

    :  very, extremely

  1. :  a thoroughfare for travel or transportation from place to place

    :  an opening for passage

    :  the course traveled from one place to another :  route

  1. :  of, connected with, or constituting an intermediate point on a route

  1. :  by a long distance :  to a considerable degree or extent :  far

    :  by far :  much

    :  very

cookie
  1. :  a small flat or slightly raised cake

    :  an attractive woman

    :  person, guy

crumbleplay crumbles
  1. :  to break into small pieces

    :  to fall into small pieces :  disintegrate

    :  to break down completely :  collapse

  1. :  something crumbled :  fine debris

    :  crisp


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