I've come to read this Mark Spitz' quote:

Life is true to form; records are meant to be broken.

Second part is 100% clear to me and surprisingly the first part is nearly none percent. I'm not good enough in English to understand it. I understand all words of "Life is true to form" seperately and seen them very frequently elsewhere but all together, I can't make a meaning.

Can you help?

  • "True to form" means behaving or proceeding in the usual way, in the expected manner. Oct 15, 2020 at 17:42

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"life is true to form" To simplify it "Life works exactly as expected"
Don't feel bad about not understanding it, I'm a native speaker and I had to think about it for a minute.

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