the way it/life goes


used to say that it is a fact that bad or disappointing things happen sometimes
We were disappointed when we lost, but that's the way it/life goes.

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“The way it/life goes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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