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English definition of “c'est la vie”

c'est la vie

exclamation     /ˌseɪ.læˈviː/
used to say that situations of that type happen in life , and you cannot do anything about them: I can't go to the game on Saturday - I've got to work . Oh well, c'est la vie.Foreign words and phrases used in EnglishExpressions used to describe situations
(Definition of c'est la vie exclamation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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