"It is what it is"
Posted by TJ on Friday August 24, 2007 @ 01:28 PM
[Tags: rant, definitions, personal]

I am sick of hearing this phrase. Although the phrase is nothing new, for some reason I have been hearing this phrase way too much lately too keep my sanity. I first noted hearing it when the Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees used it to describe his relationship to Derrick Jeter during the 2007 off season and then from there it seems I have been hearing the phrase at least once a day in my office.

I think the phrase is perfect for those times when you need to say something but have nothing to say. But really people stop using it for your answer to everything.

Athlete's have been using this phrase for years in an attempt to sum up their troubles. Infact USA Today awarded the phrase the #1 Cliche of 2004. (USA Today)

The many meanings of "it is what it is":

  • A phrase that seems to simply state the obvious but actually implies helplessness.
  • Meanings it is not going to change, so deal with it or don't.
  • Do not over think the situation. a reminder to keep things simple, dont over analyze things, or a way to put a definition on something thats hard to explain.
  • Normally used to describe something of irrelevance or an acceptance of the situation.
  • Used primarily to cause confusion to the listener.

--Compiled from UrbanDictionary.com

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