as a matter of fact


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as a matter of fact

Actually. Often used for emphasis. As a matter of fact, I did remember to pick up dinner on the way home from work.
See also: fact, matter, of

as a matter of fact

actually; in addition to what has been said; in reference to what has been said. As a matter of fact, John came into the room while you were talking about him. I'm not a poor worker. As a matter of fact, I'm very efficient.
See also: fact, matter, of

as a matter of fact

(spoken)
actually in (point of) fact I did vote for her, as a matter of fact.
Usage notes: used to emphasize the truth of what you are saying
Related vocabulary: in reality
See also: fact, matter, of

as a matter of fact

and AAMOF
phr. & comp. abb. actually; in fact. AAMOF, Bob just came in. As a matter of fact, he’s right here. You want to talk to him?
See also: fact, matter, of

as a matter of fact

In fact; actually.
See also: fact, matter, of
References in classic literature ?
They were his fellow-citizens gone wrong because of imperfect education, Chief Inspector Heat believed; but allowing for that difference, he could understand the mind of a burglar, because, as a matter of fact, the mind and the instincts of a burglar are of the same kind as the mind and the instincts of a police officer.
As a matter of fact, Miss Morse, I expect you knew him at least as well as I did.
Though, as a matter of fact, it's not much fun smoking in the dark.
As a matter of fact, however, what he complained of most was his spiritual condition--that indescribable forsakenness--to which he gives such heartrending expression in "Zarathustra".
He thinks it is only my over-scrupulous nature that makes me fear I am having more than my due; and that, as a matter of fact, I don't have half as much as I ought.
As a matter of fact, old Prince P-- had just died, and his heirs had dismissed my father from his post; whereupon, since he had a little money privately invested in St.