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fact of life

noun
1.
any aspect of human existence that must be acknowledged or regarded as unalterable:
Old age is a fact of life.
Idioms
2.
facts of life, the facts concerning sex, reproduction, and birth:
to teach children the facts of life.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55
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