it is what it is

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Another way to say you cannot change what is apparent, but accept it.
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If it is raining or snowing, you can’t change it, can you? It is what it is...

Submitted by dpierce20 on January 28, 2020

Modified by acronimous on February 21, 2020

Additional definitions for 'it is what it is':

it is what it isThis circumstance is simply a fact and must be accepted or dealt with as it exists.
it is what it isThis thing has its own distinct nature; this thing is itself.
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  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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