The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D. Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers. Cite This Source
Idioms and Phrases with story of my life, the
story of my life, the
What typically happens to me, as in I rushed through the meeting to get to the airport, and then the plane was three hours late—that's the story of my life. This hyperbolic expression is generally used ruefully to describe some mishap or misfortune.