the facts of life

noun phrase

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: the facts about sex that are told to children He explained the facts of life to his son.

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“The facts of life.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20facts%20of%20life. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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