What incredibly vapid, stupid and unoriginal people say when they cannot construct a proper thought, retort or sentence.
If you were to ask a nitwit why he left work early, the response would go something like this. I don't know, I mean, I just felt ...I left early. It is what it is.

Or, when you catch a person in a lie, scheme or have proven them wrong in any way, It is what it is is sure to leak from their gaping mouth.

Or, to be dismissive. You promised me a dollar raise a month ago and it hasn't appeared in my check yet.

Well, it is what it is
by Jason JD August 15, 2007
an accepted euphemism for 'i fuck my pets'. mainly used in a business setting, where swearing would not be acceptable.
boss: it is what it is.
employee: you sick bastard.
by bigtrick February 10, 2011
better described as a statement of acceptance of a situation that is less than perfect.
keeping a dull, going-nowhere, job that pays the bills. "how's work?" "it is what it is."
by linkinink March 31, 2009
A popular “weasel phrase” used frequently by merger integration consultants, it refers to a negative situation that is outside of one’s sphere of influence and as such should not be further pursued in hopes of resolution. An approximate translation could be: “this is f*cked, but I can’t fix it, so why bother”.
"This company is rubbish. Their systems are stuffed, all their good staff are leaving, and just when the sh*t is hitting the fan, our manager goes off on holiday to Hawaii. But it is what it is, I guess...”
by Thirty dollar man August 09, 2011
1. Humble resignation to the circumstances of a situation that are beyond your control.

2. Euphemism for having little regard for outcome of a situation that will have a negative effect on those around you.
Example 1. It is a shame that Jimmie has left, but it is what it is.

Example 2. It's unfortunate you had to work late last night, but you know, it is what it is.
by rsdsgnist March 03, 2010
The meaning of "it is what it is" is that some things you can not change it will be the way it will be and refers to the past you can not change what happened 1 minute ago so what are you going to do other then to accept it.
In the past some people did not understand the meaning of "it is what it is" well "it is what it is you can't change the past but you can change the future and "it will be what it will be"
by Buddwiser July 02, 2015
A way of demonstrating apathy; an unwillingness to evoke change; a way of saying "It's not of interest to me."
Teacher: I just found out that OSHA regulations do not cover public employees in Florida. I was injured due to school construction and now have permanent hearing loss.

Friends: Oh well...It is what it is.
by warrior against apathy January 27, 2010

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