A state of affairs - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
a state of affairs
state of affairs
A current situation or set of conditions. It's been a sad state of affairs around here since our grandma got sick. I'd like to start this meeting by going over the company's financial state of affairs.
a state of afˈfairs general situation or circumstances: We know little about the present state of affairs in China.
References in periodicals archive
And we need not invoke a state of affairs
totality, since a's being blue is metaphysically sufficient for a's being not red.
A possible world is also a set of tropes--in first approximation, the set of tropes that exist in it--and a state of affairs
is a set of possible worlds.