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Office Jargon of the Day: It is what it is

By on July 26, 2010 in Fun, Office Jargon

It is what it is

 

It is what it is, idiom. phrase implying that nothing can be done about a situation; equivalent to “deal with it”, “tough …”, “whatever”, “my hands are tied”.

Example:
Citizen: Don’t you think the VAT rise is a bit of a regressive measure?
George Osborne: It is what it is, man.

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