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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 1 decade ago

translation of an english expression?

It's a song:

"Thems the breaks

for we designer fakes

we need to concentrate on more than meets the eye"

what does the expression "thems the breaks" mean here?

Thanks

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Them's the breaks most likely mean 'you get what's coming to you' The singer might be trying to say that If 'you' weren't so focused on how you look on the outside, you'd see that there is so much more to life (or whatever) than that. If you dress a homeless person up in Gucci, Fendi, etc., he/she may look good/great but he/she is STILL homeless.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    A break is slang for the an opportunity or occurrence. A break is what fate deals you moment by moment. You have to accept them. So thems the breaks means 'that's what's happened' or 'that is the sequence of events fate has dealt out for me today - I have to accept them'. it is roughly the equivalent of 'that's life'

  • 1 decade ago

    That is how it turned out--usually means that something happened that was negative, or it didn't turn out the way you wanted, so just deal with it.

    It is a variation on an old saying "That's the breaks".

  • 1 decade ago

    That's life

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    This should be 'them's the breaks' with an apostrophe. It then goes to 'them is the breaks', which is an ungrammatical redneck way of saying 'they are the breaks'. At least that's what I make of it.

  • 1 decade ago

    it means that thats just how it is

    my mom always says "thems the breaks"

  • 1 decade ago

    I don't know...

    Those are the bad times? Maybe.

    I have no idea. I've never heard that before.

  • 1 decade ago

    "There are certain things that are inevitable in life, and this is one of them!"

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It just means-that's just how it is.

  • 1 decade ago

    perhaps it is terms not thems

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