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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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British Dictionary definitions for facts of life

facts of life

plural noun
1.
the facts of life, the details of sexual behaviour and reproduction, esp as told to children
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facts of life in Medicine

facts of life pl.n.
The basic physiological functions involved in sex and reproduction. Often used with the.

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Slang definitions & phrases for facts of life

facts of life

noun

An explanation of human reproduction, esp for a child: facts of life explained in a sixth-grade film


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Idioms and Phrases with facts of life

facts of life

Knowledge of sexual reproduction, as in Some people feel that the facts of life should not be taught in school. [ Late 1800s ]
Also see: birds and the bees
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