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Slang term, origin unknown from the 1920's in America. Used to underline a failure of an action, or dissapointment in reaching an undesired result, with the additional meaning that the result was not an unexpected one.
A:" Well, I asked Cindy out, and she told me to swallow my head . . "
B:"Hey, that's the way the cookie crumbles!"
by D F Stuckey May 26, 2004
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A saying or phrase meaning "That's just the way things happen".
Person 1: "I can't believe I lost all that money on a stupid bet..."

Person 2: "I'm sorry pal. I guess that's the way the cookie crumbles..."
by Chuck Ikeh May 30, 2004
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A term used to explain to somebody that you can't control the way things are going to happen or exspect them to happen a certain way.
Person 1: I never win anything
Person 2: Thats the way the cookie crumbles
by Al May 31, 2004
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Expression of events that are out of your control. Usually pertaining to events that result in unwanted circumstances.
Person1: Ah man, the bird's crapped all over my car again.
Person2: That's the way the cookie crumbles.
by King Among Men May 28, 2004
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Forest Gump: "Life is like a box of chocolates...(takes bite out of piece of chocolate)...you never know what you're gonna get."

Me: "What a fucking stupid idiot, but, I guess that's the way the cookie crumbles."
by Tim Jerome March 18, 2008
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