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go without saying

To be unambiguous, perfectly clear, or self-evident; to be already acknowledged, established, or accepted. This should go without saying, but you will receive an automatic zero if you are caught cheating on the exam.
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go without saying

Be self-evident, a matter of course. For example, It goes without saying that success is the product of hard work. This expression is a translation of the French cela va sans dire. [Second half of 1800s]
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go without saying

be too well known or obvious to need to be mentioned.
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It should go without saying that the casinos, which benefit from state infrastructure and services, while also imposing social costs on California, should pay their fair share.
It should go without saying that I can love the city without necessarily loving City Hall.
IT should go without saying that nuclear-powered submarines are not toys.
You don't let the good ones go without saying goodbye.