fact of life


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

fact of life

n. pl. facts of life
1. Something unavoidable that must be faced or dealt with.
2. facts of life The basic physiological functions involved in sex and reproduction. Often used with the.
References in periodicals archive ?
It is to view the tension as "a simple fact of life - information you just can't reveal.
But the good news is that companies and individuals have accepted that redundancy - at every level of seniority - is a fact of life.
Another sad fact of life is that there are more impersonators of the King in his fat, tight-fitting-jumpsuit days than in his prime, when he made all those films with no plot lines.
Life shouldn't stop at around 40, but for dancers this is a fact of life.
And even when he did get there - as in the Spatial Constructions of 1924 or the Expanding Columns and Expanding Surfaces of 1936, which appear as pure dynamic abstractions - he returns to the object in other works, not so much as a safe artistic haven but more as an inescapable fact of life.
Contact lens makers recognize this fact of life and see a huge potential market in the aging baby boomer population.
Bankruptcy is a harsh fact of life in the current economy.