the way the world works

  • GoKyu

    US English
    "That's the way things are" - usually said when someone disagrees with, or is otherwise upset about the way something is done, usually at a job.


    Bob: I don't like the new policy of having to wear button down shirts at work. They used to let us wear polo shirts.

    Tim: That's the way the world works...either comply with the new policy or quit.


    American English
    It could mean "that's how subatomic particles really control the way the worlds works". :D

    Without further context, I would bet money on GoKyu's post. :tick:
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