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    used for saying that someone should not be surprised or upset when someone behaves in a particular way because that is the way they normally behave

    ‘His room’s such a mess.’ ‘Well, that’s teenagers for you!’

  2. 2
    used when you are angry or disappointed at the way you or someone else has been treated

    They said it was all my own fault. There’s justice for you!

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a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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