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English definition of “c'est la vie”

c'est la vie

exclamation uk   /ˌseɪ.læˈviː/ us  
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.
(Definition of c'est la vie from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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