Definition of accidents will happen in the best regulated families in English:

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accidents will happen in the best regulated families

proverb However careful you try to be, it is inevitable that some unfortunate or unforeseen events will occur: problems like these should not occur, but accidents will happen
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  • Sometimes these things just happen as not even one method of contraception is 100% reliable, so accidents will happen, unfortunately!
  • ‘They have a structured training system but, at the end of the day, any training system run by human beings is subject to accidents, and accidents will happen,’ said Mr Brownson.
  • Yes, we regret the loss of four lives, but throughout the history of war, accidents will happen, innocents will be killed.
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