Meaning of “that's life!” in the English Dictionary

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"that's life!" in British English

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that's life!

informal

said after something bad or unlucky has happened, to express your feeling that such events will sometimes happen and have to be accepted:

No, I didn't get the job but that's life, isn't it?

that's life!

saying

said when something bad has happened that you cannot change

(Definition of “that's life!” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"that’s life" in American English

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that’s life

you have to accept what happens, even if it is not exactly what you wanted:

I've had some good jobs and some not so good, but that’s life.

(Definition of “that’s life” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)