Definition of “it can't be helped” - English Dictionary

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“it can't be helped” in British English

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it can't be helped

used to say that an unpleasant or painful situation, or an unwanted duty cannot be avoided and must be accepted:

I really didn't want to go away this weekend but, oh well, it can't be helped.

(Definition of “it can't be helped” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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