What does It Is What It Is mean?

A slang declarative phrase used to indicate a situation is less than ideal, but since it can not be changed, to carry on anyway.


Other definitions of It Is What It Is:

  • A saying that implies helplessness to the current situation, though it can also express satisfaction with the outcome or result.
  • Resignation to one's current condition, though it can also be a sign of defeat.
  • An excuse phrase that implies nothing can be done to change the outcome of a situation.

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How to use the term
It Is What It Is:

  • Person 1: Looks like we're going to lose again.
    Person 2: It is what it is.

  • Hey man, don't sweat it. It is, what it is.

  • Eh, fuck it. It is what it is.

  • Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, it is what it is.


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It is what it is Meme (official full video) | Dr Prominent, YouTube

  • A Meme that mentions "It Is What It Is."
  • A viral video in which a teenager, who is laughing, says "It is what it is" in a deep voice. After, his friends repeat the phrase.

    The video gained notable popularity after gaining traction as a lipsync meme on TikTok.

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It Is What It Is | TikTok Compilation | TikTok Mail, YouTube

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  • A compilation of "It is what it is" TikToks, which went viral on the platform in mid-2020, a year notable for its economic shutdowns and pandemic.

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