As a matter of fact

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Definition

as a matter of fact: in fact, in reality, actually
idiom
As a matter of fact, I have never liked green beans. I thought you knew that.

Examples

  • "Susie : As a matter of fact Philip, since you insist on making this a financial issue: immediately after the public became aware of their labor practices, their stock dropped 44% despite a booming stock market."
  • "Icarus : Yes, as a matter of fact they are!"
  • "Icarus : As a matter of fact I did."

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