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that's why

a tag on the end of a statement that is an answer to a question beginning with why. (Shows a little impatience.) Sue: Why do you always put your right shoe on first? Bob: Because, when I get ready to put on my shoes, I always pick up the right one first, that's why! Mary: Why do you eat that awful peppermint candy? Tom: Because I like it, that's why!
See also: why
References in classic literature ?
I say, that's why I told you--so you would notice it, you know--that the sun shines, and all that.
That's why my inventive friend was so anxious to go on this expedition when he learned Beecher was to go.
That's why, intending to be in Venice some weeks, possibly all summer, and having some literary work, some reading and writing to do, so that I must be quiet, and yet if possible a great deal in the open air-- that's why I have felt that a garden is really indispensable.
You know we're utterly unlike each other, different tastes and views and everything; but I know you're fond of me and understand me, and that's why I like you awfully.
That's why they instinctively dislike history, 'nothing but ugliness and stupidity in it,' and they explain it all as stupidity
Roberts adopted him, and that's why I don't know his real name.
That's why she is anxious for you to come to the house.
And that's why, to share them-" I faltered myself with the horror of it.
That's why I'll speak out through all this muddle even now.
Perhaps that's why he lives all alone," suggested Dorothy.
If religion was good for anything," said Jones, "it would prevent your religious people from making us work on Sundays, as you know many of them do, and that's why I say religion is nothing but a sham; why, if it was not for the church and chapel-goers it would be hardly worth while our coming out on a Sunday.
I quite agree, and that's why I was curious to know: is it a solid, well-established concern?
God alone can cure that," said Sancho; "for I have more proverbs in me than a book, and when I speak they come so thick together into my mouth that they fall to fighting among themselves to get out; that's why my tongue lets fly the first that come, though they may not be pat to the purpose.
Because I've a good wife an' three of the sweetest children ye ever laid eyes on, that's why.
And I'll not deny neither but what some of my people was shook--maybe all was shook; maybe I was shook myself; maybe that's why I'm here for terms.