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matter of fact

1. noun Something that is true and factual. My attendance in this class is a matter of fact! You can check the sign-in sheets—I was here every week! The deficit is a matter of fact, not opinion. The numbers don't lie.
2. adjective Straightforward in communication. Usually hyphenated. It's better to be matter-of-fact when you fire someone, rather than trying to dance around the subject. The instructions should be matter-of-fact, but instead the manual is written with overly descriptive language.
3. adjective Nonchalant or not expressing excitement. Usually hyphenated. I don't know how you can be so matter-of-fact about winning that award—it's a great honor!
See also: fact, matter, of
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As a matter of fact, I recently read that for every year of college education you complete, you raise your future salary or wages by 10 percent.
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As a matter of fact, upon rising to sign the final resolution, Hamilton soberly announced, "No man's ideas were more remote from the plan than [mine] were known to be; but it is possible to deliberate between anarchy and convulsion on one side, and the chance of good to be expected from the plan on the other.
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