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(it's) small wonder

It is not at all surprising (that something is the case). I was always terrible at math in school, so it's small wonder that I have such trouble filing my taxes. Small wonder you had such trouble starting the car: the battery is almost completely dead!
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small wonder

Not a surprising or unexpected thing at all. You drank an entire bottle of bourbon by yourself? Small wonder that you feel as bad as you do this morning. Considering the massive legal team they can afford to hire, it's a small wonder that few people are able to successfully sue the corporation for its questionable practices.
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It's small wonder the 24-year-old has taken time settle, having had to deal with injury, acclimatising to a new country, bedding into a faltering side and then a change of manager.
It's small wonder that big guns like Rolls-Royce and Tata Steel (to name but two) are involved in research collaborations at the spectacular new campus where, next month, the first batch of students will enjoy facilities like the "great hall", with its breathtaking bay views over that stunning beach with Mumbles Head, Porthcawl and Devon and Cornwall hanging in the distance.
It's small wonder, then, that the prospect of returning to New Zealand to live and work fills Brasch with anxiety'.
Even Angela Landsbury, in her singing debut, couldn't save it from mostly negative reviews, and it's small wonder that audiences were baffled by a musical allegory that is an unwieldy marriage of "Our Town'' and "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
David Ross, Kilmarnock, said: "Caldwell is hopeless and it's small wonder the Scottish national team is in such a state if he's our only experienced defender.
After decades of political and violent upheavals, it's small wonder that Afghanistan now teeters on the edge of the abyss of hunger.
CONSIDERING how many times Liverpool have shot themselves in the foot this season, it's small wonder they are in danger of taking leaden steps towards Wembley.
Take a very conservative 5-10% of our entire population suffering from some disability (excluding the burden of AIDS-driven sequelae), add skeletal rural rehab staff numbers, national and provincial 'one-size-fits-all' health policies and inappropriate budgeting, and it's small wonder quality of life for the rural disabled is so shocking that most just accept their 'fate'.
It's small wonder that, with more than two months of the campaign ahead, he looks a tired, frustrated figure.
It's small wonder that as a nation we are the most taxed in Europe, when we are continually being asked to shell out for people who do not really need it.
So it's small wonder that children too often try to fib their way out of trouble if they think they can get away with it.
In this contrary legal universe, it's small wonder that George Michael is receiving just a month's holiday at the taxpayers' expense.
It's small wonder the Olympics have run so far over budget," Elliott added.
So it's small wonder the Obama crew would pick Philadelphia as the No.
It's small wonder people ask "What on earth are we celebrating?
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