fact of the matter is


fact of the matter is
emphatic
the truth is; the most important thing is

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  • fact of the matter is —    This expression is used to emphasize the reality of a situation, or what is really true.     His mother thinks Sammy need help with his homework, but the fact of the matter is : he s just lazy! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

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  • the fact of the matter is — used to emphasize a statement that follows She thinks she knows what she s talking about, but the fact of the matter is, she s wrong. The budget is very tight this year. The fact of the matter is, we may have to lay off a few employees. • • •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the) fact (of the matter) is (that) … — the fact (of the matter) is (that)… idiom used to emphasize a statement, especially one that is the opposite of what has just been mentioned • A new car would be wonderful but the fact of the matter is that we can t afford one. Main entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the) fact (of the matter) is — the fact (of the matter) is phrase used for emphasizing what you think is the true situation or the most important point The fact is, he lost because he didn’t try very hard. Thesaurus: words used for saying that something is importantsynonym… …   Useful english dictionary

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