such is life


such is life
The last words spoken by the bushranger Ned Kelly before he was hanged at Melbourne Gaol in 1880. The phrase is used to express a philosophical acceptance of the bad things that happen in life. It was further popularised by its use as the title for Joseph Furphy's famous novel about rural Australia (1903). Some claim that Kelly's last words were in fact 'Ah well, I suppose it has come to this'- not quite as memorable.

Australian idioms. 2014.

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  • Such Is Life — can refer to the following:* Such Is Life (1915 film), a 1915 silent film starring Lon Chaney, Sr. * Such Is Life (1939 film), a 1939 film from Argentina * Such is Life , a novel by Joseph Furphy …   Wikipedia

  • Such is Life — is a novel written by the Australian author Joseph Furphy (aka Tom Collins) in 1897, and published on August 1, 1903. [cite news|url=http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/07/24/1058853193613.html|title=Celebrating the original larrikin|publisher …   Wikipedia

  • such is life — that s life or such is life used for encouraging someone to accept that bad things happen to everyone, not just them …   English dictionary

  • Such is life. — something that you say when you are talking about bad things that happen or exist which you cannot prevent and must therefore accept. In an ideal world, I d rather have the child and the career but it s not possible. That s life …   New idioms dictionary

  • Such is life! — exclamation indicating resignation or tolerance …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • such is life! — Australian Slang exclamation indicating resignation or tolerance …   English dialects glossary

  • such is life — expression indicating resignation or endurance …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Such Is Life (1915 film) — Infobox Film name = Such Is Life image size = caption = director = Joe De Grasse producer = writer = narrator = starring = Lon Chaney, Sr. Pauline Bush music = cinematography = editing = distributor = Universal Pictures released = 4 March, 1915… …   Wikipedia

  • Such Is Life (1939 film) — Infobox Film name = Así es la vida |200px caption = Poster director = Francisco Múgica producer = | writer = Play based:Nicolás de las Llanderas Arnaldo Malfatti starring = Enrique Muiño music = Enrique Delfino cinematography = José María Beltrán …   Wikipedia


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