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C’est La Vie (say-lah-VEE) – French phrase meaning ‘that’s life’

Common clue: ____ la vie!

Crossword puzzle frequency: 2 times a year

An expression used to play down some minor disappointment: “So we lost a softball game by twenty-two runs. What can you do; c’est la vie.”

Source of text: The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition, 2002