- (the) slings and arrows of outrageous fortune
- the slings and arrows (of outrageous fortune)
unpleasant things that happen to you that you cannot prevent.
We all have to suffer the slings and arrows, so there's no point getting depressed when things go wrong.
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the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune — Meaning Origin From Shakespeare s Hamlet … Meaning and origin of phrases
(the) slings and arrows — the slings and arrows (of outrageous fortune) literary unpleasant things that happen to you that you cannot prevent. We all have to suffer the slings and arrows, so there s no point getting depressed when things go wrong … New idioms dictionary
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