it stands to reason


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It (only) stands to reason.

It is only reasonable to hold a certain opinion. It stands to reason that most people will not buy a new car if they don't think they can pay for it. I think he will come back to pick up his check. It only stands to reason.
See also: reason, stand

it stands to reason

if it stands to reason that something happens or is true, it is what you would expect (often + that ) It stands to reason that a child that is constantly criticised will grow up to have no self-confidence.
See also: reason, stand

it stands to reason

It's reasonable or to be expected. For example, It stands to reason that if we leave late we'll arrive late. [Early 1600s]
See also: reason, stand