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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 also go without saying that nutritious food is part of their medical care so they can regain their strength and get back to full health.
While the compelling state interest - thwarting racial gang violence - would seem to go without saying, the ``narrowly tailored'' provision is tricky.
It should also go without saying that I will devote whatever effort is required to totally support our new CEO, as will all of the other members of our Board and management team.
Then, before deciding a single future appropriation, it should go without saying that revenues that are supposed to go toward a specific purpose - like gas taxes - must go toward that purpose.
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.