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  1. Ana Laura
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    Question idiomatic expression

    Hi

    I would like to know the meaning of this: 'ah, That's the way it goes...'is it an idiomatic expression? I couldn't find it in the dictionary.

    Thank you.

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    Re: idiomatic expression

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    Not precisely an idiom-- more a 'fixed expression'. 'Go' here means 'follow a course, proceed', etc. The expression is a comment on the usual, natural or inevitable order of things:

    A: I failed my entrance test.
    B: Oh well, that's the way it goes-- just try again!

    A: My girlfriend left me for a one-legged man.
    B: That's the way it goes-- you can always find another girl friend.
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