the way it/life goes

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of 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.

Word by Word Definitions

way play
  1. : a thoroughfare for travel or transportation from place to place

  2. : an opening for passage

  3. : 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

  2. : by far : much

  3. : very

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

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

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

  1. : of or relating to animate being

  2. : lifelong

  3. : using a living model

goes
  1. : present tense third-person singular of go

  2. : plural of go


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