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    What does "take life as it comes" mean?

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    A watch that goes around the streets in a boy's pocket has to
    take life as it comes.

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    Re: What does "take life as it comes" mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHopeR View Post
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    A watch that goes around the streets in a boy's pocket has to
    take life as it comes.
    It's an idiomatic expression meaning having no clear plans for the future or feeling uncertain about it.

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    Re: What does "take life as it comes" mean?

    It can also have the idea that you have to accept whatever happens to to, good or bad.

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    Re: What does "take life as it comes" mean?

    Thank you both.

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