Meaning #1 A phase used to instill a sense of acceptance in a situation. It is used to remind one of the unalterable elements of life. think of " I am who I am" The phaze defines things that cannot be changed, it to say "it is this way, so we have to accept it." An apple can never be an orange, even though if you wish, hope and dream it was an orange. it IS what it IS
Meaning #2 The condition of state of the present that has to be accepted.
1.I hate the fact that I wear a size 12 shoe, but it is what it is...
2. I was ashamed to tell him that my mom is an alcoholic, but it is what it.