One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to indicate that one wishes to pass over an unfortunate experience by regarding it as unavoidable or to be accepted.‘I didn't manage to go on the tour of Australia, but that was just one of those things’
- ‘‘What has happened is just one of those things and is not the club's fault but I am still very sad about it,’ said Hamilton.’
- ‘If I have to move on and the money could be used to help the club relocate then it's one of those things.’
- ‘If cycling is one way to sort out York's traffic problems, how come the frequent theft of bikes is brushed off as one of those things?’
- ‘‘It was nobody's fault what happened in Turkey, it was just one of those things,’ added Alan.’
- ‘He said: ‘There were no outward physical signs that the tree was rotten and going to come down, it was just one of those things.’’
- ‘Unfortunately, is hasn't and it's just one of those things.’
- ‘We were in the lead at the time, but it was one of those things.’
- ‘‘It's just one of those things,’ said founder member Beatrice Brown.’
- ‘Sometimes I just chalk it down to one of those things and try and move on with my life.’
- ‘It is just one of those things you have to accept.’
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