that's the way the cookie crumbles

idiom

Definition of that's the way the cookie crumbles

informal
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.

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“That's the way the cookie crumbles.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/that%27s%20the%20way%20the%20cookie%20crumbles. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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