It makes sense; it is as I expected or might have guessed. A: "Sally already broke up with that new boyfriend of hers." B: "Yeah, it figures. The dude looked like a total creep!" Fired from another job, huh? Well, it figures. You were showing up late most days of the week!
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It makes sense.; It confirms what one might have guessed.; I'm not surprised. Bob: Tom was the one who broke the window. Bill: It figures. He's very careless. Ann: Mary was the last one to arrive. Sally: It figures. She's always late.
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Also, that figures. It's (or that's) reasonable; it makes sense. For example, Hanging it upside down sounds like a weird idea, but it figures, or It figures that they won't be coming this year, or So she's complaining again; that figures. This idiom alludes to reckoning up numbers. [Colloquial; mid-1900s]
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it/that ˈfigures(informal) used to say that something was expected or seems logical: ‘We’re going to need new offices when the company expands next year.’ ‘That figures.’ ♢ ‘I think he killed her to get the insurance money.’ ‘That certainly figures.’
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