it (just) so happens (that)

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it (just) so happens (that)

Surprisingly or by an unlikely coincidence. You're looking for a room to rent this winter? Well, it so happens I've been looking for someone to sublet my room! It just so happens that we'll be in the Bahamas then.
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it (just) so ˈhappens that...

by chance: It just so happened they’d been invited to the party too.
See also: happen