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What every last ignorant person in the universe uses to signify an inevitable situation. Unfortunately, an even worse catch phrase exists...what happens in blank stays in blank.

Me: You need to paint that fucking wall or you're not getting paid today.

Douche: It is what it is.

Me: Cockpunch!
by StrawberryWordDouche March 17, 2008
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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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describes something that can not and does not need to be changed or will not be changed, but is generally not important enough to fight over and can be overcome. In a bureaucracy, where some jaba the hut type is standing in the way, do like Gen George Patton and just go around the idiots...Originated by this author on the south side of chicago in the early 1990's when being the token white guy trying to help rightfully angry blackfolk(think obama's preacher) deal with a university's attempt to pave over their homes to make way for a larger campus. Used the phrase to transition to positive issues and ways to turn a negative into a positive or an irrelevant.
That idiot from the city is the same guy who lied to us 10 years ago when he convinced us to accept the old plan and they took away our homes and never built new ones. Why should we trust anything he says ??

You shouldn't...it is what it is...he has three more years until his pension kicks in and he doesn't have the support to stop this from going forward.
by kingofithaki May 17, 2008
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by DjbedatkidD March 03, 2009
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things are the way they are. circumstances might not be the best, but... it is what it is
sherlock: it's okay.
john: it's not okay!
sherlock: *hugging john* no, but it is what it is
by tea_and_tjlc January 13, 2017
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It is what it is can be used in many ways.
by Tinannashineflue June 30, 2016
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Basically it is what it is. I dont know how else to describe it.

Referring to the example when something/someone always goes the same way or does the same thing.
John- Man the way the system works sucks man.

Mike-It is what it is
by Jarion Hayes February 16, 2005
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