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What's the origin of the expression "Them's the breaks"?

What's the origin of the expression "Them's the breaks", meaning "that's how the cookie crumbles"?
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Explanation for "them's" as in "them's the rules"

Recently someone said to me: Them's the rules I thought he had the sentence wrong, but as it turns out it is slang. I am learning English as a second language and I would really appreciate if ...
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Is "Them’s fighting words" a right and received English expression?

I came across the phrase ‘Them’s fighting words,’ in the beginning part of a Time magazine (July 12) article in its Swampland section under the title “Don’t mess with the stimulus! It had all your ...
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