it stands to reason


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it stands to reason

It is logical conclusion (that something is the case). It stands to reason that if you don't study, you won't do well on the test.
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It (only) stands to reason.

It is only reasonable to hold a certain opinion. It stands to reason that most people will not buy a new car if they don't think they can pay for it. I think he will come back to pick up his check. It only stands to reason.
See also: reason, stand

it stands to reason

It's reasonable or to be expected. For example, It stands to reason that if we leave late we'll arrive late. [Early 1600s]
See also: reason, stand

it ˌstands to ˈreason (that...)

(informal) it is quite clear, obvious or easy to understand: It stands to reason that the less you eat, the thinner you get.
See also: reason, stand
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