fact of life


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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.
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However, Windows security issues will continue to be a permanent fact of life for Microsoft, which means that third parties will always have a rich and robust aftermarket available to them to serve.
For the poor, dangerous streets and failing schools are an unfortunate fact of life.
Despite the frequency with which users report finding many unprotected Wi-Fi networks nearby when they log on, or of finding that other people are piggybacking on their own networks, most Wi-Fi security schemes are so difficult to set up that many users give up and accept their network's public exposure as an unfortunate fact of life.
Violence remains an all-too-common fact of life in our public schools.
High energy prices are a current fact of life for all consumers and all fuel types," said Robert G.
It's an emotional issue - 'this isn't fair' - but it's just a fact of life.
Network operators are almost always first to market with new products, services and technologies, and it is often a fact of life that MVNOs have to bargain to obtain these services after launch," he said.
However, the billable hour is a fact of life, and is in fact the lifeblood and currency of these professions.