c'est la vie

c'est la vie

[se la vee]
French.
that's life; such is life.
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c'est la vie (sɛ la vi)
 
that's life

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C'est la vie [(say lah vee)]

An expression used to play down some minor disappointment: “So we lost a softball game by twenty-two runs. What can you do; c'est la vie.” From French, meaning “that's life.”

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