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English definition of “such is life”

such is life

used to refer to an event that has happened and that you must accept, because you know that this is the way life is: So here I am, without a girlfriend again. Oh well, such is life.Expressions used to describe situations
(Definition of such is life from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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