- Parent Category: Grammar, Usage & Mechanics
- Category: Punctuation
- Written by Ashley Squires, Ph. D.
This is a phrase often used in response to situations, where you have to deal with consequences that are out of your control or that are unexpected or unwanted. A synonymous idiom would be "that's life."
Example: "Due to the accident I encountered on the highway, I was late for job interview and didn't get the job. I guess that's just how the cookie crumbles."