This weeks fun phrase is … ” That’s the way the cookie crumbles”
Meaning: What happens, happens; fate.
History: This overworked image may be turning into a former cliche, but one still hears it, along with references to “the way the ball bounces.” The originator is anonymous. One supposes he had in mind the fact that the pattern of disintegration of a cookie as you eat it is not fully predictable. The saying began to catch on about 1950.