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Them's the Break

Posted by David FG on July 21, 2005

In Reply to: Them's the Break posted by Cilly on July 21, 2005

: What does "Them's the Break" mean? I never understood that saying.

'Them's the breaks' as I understand it, means something like 'that is the way it is'; 'that's the way the cookie crumbles'; 'that's life'. I assume it is of American origin and comes from the game of pool (if that game has 'breaks' in the way that snooker does) but I could be totally off-beam on this point.


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