fact of life
- any aspect of human existence that must be acknowledged or regarded as unalterable: Old age is a 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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facts of life
- the facts of life the details of sexual behaviour and reproduction, esp as told to children
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facts of life(făkts)
- The basic physiological functions involved in sex and reproduction. Often used with the.
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Idioms and Phrases with facts of life
facts of life
Knowledge of sexual reproduction, as in Some people feel that the facts of life should not be taught in school. [Late 1800s] Also see birds and the bees.
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