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c'est la vie

[se la vee] /sɛ la ˈvi/
that's life; such is life. Unabridged
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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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