It is what it is

The worst of the four possible combinations

My ranking would be:

It is what it isn’t > It isn’t what it isn’t > It isn’t what it is >> It is what it is

Obviously “I am what I am” trumps the lot.

Yes I’m a bit bored and irritable today.

it is wotsits is

That’s the way the cookie crumbles

it is what it is, but it doesn’t have to be :thinking:

I hate ‘it is what it is’ cos it’s always about a disappointment, isn’t it.

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Yeah, but it is what it is.


The worst use of this are when either employers or businesses use it as an excuse to let you down. Maybe if there’s no actual reason for it, maybe reconsider your position you absolute tit.



my boss said this in a meeting earlier.

Is it though?


An old boss of mine used to say this on a daily basis when shit went bad. I fucking hated it then and I fucking hate it now.


It is

  • Known knowns
  • known unknowns
  • Unknown unknowns

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We are where we are

(everything is fucked and it’s our fault)

I say this all the time!

It is what it is!!!1111 lol

Can I implore you to upgrade to “it is what it isn’t”? Or alternatively “same as it ever was. same as it ever was”

Very happy to swap to ‘same as it ever was, same as it ever was’

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