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(just) one of those things

informal
said to mean that there was no way of planning to avoid something: The road was blocked, so we missed the meeting - it was just one of those things.
(Definition of (just) one of those things from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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just one of those things

something has happened that you must accept even if you do not like it: The traffic was awful and I missed my flight – it was just one of those things.
(Definition of just one of those things from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “(just) one of those things”
in Chinese (Simplified) 命中注定的事, 不可避免的事…
in Chinese (Traditional) 命中註定的事, 不可避免的事…
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