the story of someone's life

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: the way things usually or always happen in someone's life I'm not surprised that he didn't get the job. That's the story of his life.

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“The story of someone's life.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20story%20of%20someone%27s%20life. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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