that's the way it/life goes

Definition of that's the way it/life goes

  1. —used to say that it is a fact that bad or disappointing things will happen sometimes We lost the game, but that's the way it/life goes.

Word by Word Definitions

  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

  1. :  the quality that distinguishes a vital and functional being from a dead body

    :  a principle or force that is considered to underlie the distinctive quality of animate beings

    :  an organismic state characterized by capacity for metabolism (see metabolism 1), growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction

  1. :  of or relating to animate being

    :  lifelong

    :  using a living model

  1. : present tense third-person singular ofgo

    : plural ofgo

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clearly seen through or understood

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