English idiom week – You can’t win them all

Can you guess the meaning of today’s idiom?

“I rushed to the store as soon as I heard they were having a 50% off sale on my favorite jeans! I was too late though, jeans in my size were all gone. Oh well, you can’t win them all.”

you can’t win them all

is used to express sympathy after you or somebody has been disappointed about something
“It was a good game and we tried our best. You know what they say, you can’t win them all.”

= sometimes there is disappointment, but it is natural. You can’t win every time.

A: “I asked Jennifer for a date but she said ‘No.'”
B: “It’s okay my friend there are plenty of girls out there, you can’t win them all.”


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