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stand to reason

to seem reasonable. It stands to reason that it'll be colder in January than it is in November. It stands to reason that Bill left in a hurry, although no one saw him go.
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stand to reason

to seem likely to be true It stands to reason that the more experience you have, the better you'll be at solving problems.
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stand to reason

Be logical or rational, as in It stands to reason that if you don't like hot weather you shouldn't move to Florida. [Early 1600s]
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stand to reason

To be consistent with reason: It stands to reason that if we leave late, we will arrive late.
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When asked about the continued growth of Stand to Reason, Koukl replied, "Our plan is simple: to attract people through honest dialogue, intellectual reasoning and a positive attitude.
In addition to paid speaking engagements, Stand to Reason is primarily funded by gifts from individuals and organizations supporting the organization's mission and vision.