fact of life


noun

any aspect of human existence that must be acknowledged or regarded as unalterable: Old age is a fact of life.

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“I do believe that the buck stops here, that I cannot rely upon public opinion polls to tell me what is right. I do believe that right makes might and that if I am wrong, 10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”

Idioms for fact of life

    facts of life, the facts concerning sex, reproduction, and birth: to teach children the facts of life.

Origin of fact of life

First recorded in 1850–55
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