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as it is

1. At this point in time; already. I don't need to be getting sick now. I have enough things to worry about as it is.
2. As is actually the case; the reality of the situation being. I really need to focus for this exam. As it is, if I fail this, then I fail out of school all together. The man faced life in prison over the murder charges. As it is, he will serve eight years for manslaughter.

as it is

the way things are; the way it is now. "I wish I could get a better job," remarked Tom. "I'm just getting by as it is." Mary: Can we afford a new refrigerator? Fred: As it is, it would have to be a very small one.

ˌas it ˈis

as the situation is at the moment (often in contrast to what was expected): I wanted to have this report ready by tomorrow but as it is, it may not be done until Thursday.We won’t be able to buy a new car this year — we can only just afford a holiday as it is.