Definition of (just) one of those things in US English:

(just) one of those things

phrase

informal
  • Used to indicate that one wishes to pass over an unfortunate event or experience by regarding it as unavoidable or to be accepted.

    • ‘If I have to move on and the money could be used to help the club relocate then it's one of those things.’
    • ‘We were in the lead at the time, but it was one of those things.’
    • ‘‘It was nobody's fault what happened in Turkey, it was just one of those things,’ added Alan.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘‘It's just one of those things,’ said founder member Beatrice Brown.’
    • ‘‘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 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?’
    • ‘Unfortunately, is hasn't and it's just one of those things.’
    • ‘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.’’