Idiom, synonym of "that's life".
Timmy: I can't believe I revised for four hours on those topics and not one of them came up in the exam
Jinny: That's the way the cookie crumbles
This is said when something bad has happened to someone - implying that it is was just bad luck.
Could also suggest that this bad luck had to happen to someone.
Tony: Oh gawd - I got paired with Micky D?
Matthew: That's the way the cookie crumbles!
When something doesn't go your way.
Dude: Bummer, my girl left me.
Other Dude: That's the way the cookie crumbles...
thats just how it goes or how it happens. theres nothing you can do about it.
Your dog just got hit by a car, someone says, thats the way the cookie crumbles.
It means that's how life is. It's used after something unfortunate happens
Jim knocks over Jane's ceramin doll collection and says "Well that's the way cookie crumbles"
Jake went to prison. Oh well, guess that's the way the cookie crumbles.
In other words thats not the way life goes its not always your way.
Kristin- I want a billion dollars without working
Lauren- Thats not the way the cookie crumbles