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as it is

1. At this point in time; already. I don't need to be getting sick now. I have enough things to worry about as it is.
2. As is actually the case; the reality of the situation being. I really need to focus for this exam. As it is, if I fail this, then I fail out of school all together. The man faced life in prison over the murder charges. As it is, he will serve eight years for manslaughter.
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as it is

the way things are; the way it is now. "I wish I could get a better job," remarked Tom. "I'm just getting by as it is." Mary: Can we afford a new refrigerator? Fred: As it is, it would have to be a very small one.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ˌas it ˈis

as the situation is at the moment (often in contrast to what was expected): I wanted to have this report ready by tomorrow but as it is, it may not be done until Thursday.We won’t be able to buy a new car this year — we can only just afford a holiday as it is.
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