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it stands to reason

It is the 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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stand to reason

To be a logical or reasonable conclusion or deduction. Given the pace we've been keeping so far, it stands to reason that we'll be able to finish in about three months. Well, it stood to reason that you'd come here after work, so I thought I'd surprise you.
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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.
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stand to reason

to seem reasonable. It stands to reason that it'll be colder in January than it is in November. It stands to reason that Bill left in a hurry, although no one saw him go.
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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]
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stand to reason

Be logical or rational, as in It stands to reason that if you don't like hot weather you shouldn't move to Florida. [Early 1600s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

(it) stands to reason

it is obvious or logical.
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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.
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stand to reason

To be consistent with reason: It stands to reason that if we leave late, we will arrive late.
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