that's the story of my life

That's the story of my life or It's the story of my life. {used humorously} (That's what always happens to me) — Видать, так уж мне на роду написано; Вечно мне везет как утопленнику; Такая уж у меня планида; Не везет, как всегда; ...

Example 1: I cook my husband breakfast, clean the house, cook him lunch, clean some more, cook dinner, and clean again. That's the story of my life. — ... так уж видно мне на роду написано.

Example 2: I spent seven years writing a novel, but no publisher wants to accept it. That's the story of my life. (8000)

Example 3: I rushed through the meeting to get to the airport, and then the plane was three hours late — that's the story of my life. (AnswersCom)

Usually spoken when something goes wrong or when something bad happens to you that has happened to you many times before

(that’s / it’s) always the 'way {informal} (used to say that things often happen in a particular way, especially when it is not convenient) — (вот) как всегда; (вот) вечно оно так выходит
[that's the way the cookie crumbles]
[if it's not one thing, it's another]
[that's the story of my life]
[беда не приходит одна]


that’s/it’s always the

that’s/it’s always the way
used for saying that something always happens in a way that is annoying

Example: That’s always the way, isn’t it? When you forget your umbrella, it rains. (MM)

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