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in factActually, in truth.
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in factResulting from the actions of parties.
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after the factToo late; after something is finished or final.
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matter of factA fact.
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matter of factA more factual correction.
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matter of factSomething completely true.
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in aid to this factIn addition to; and futhermore.
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accident of birthReference to the fact that various benefits or detriments to the life of a person arise from the circumstances into which that person was born, these being entirely beyond his control.
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correlation does not imply causation(statistics) The observed correlation between two parameters, say, the growth of a market and the growth of a neighbor's child may, in fact, have nothing to do with each other's causation.
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feet of clayTo say that someone, who appears strong or invincible, in fact has a hidden weak point which could cause their fall.
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he who smelt it dealt it(colloquial, originally) A person who calls attention to or complains about a fart is likely trying to pretend it wasn't his or her own.(colloquial, by extension) Used to suggest that a person calling attention to or complaining about a given problem may in fact be the source of the problem.
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it is what it isThis circumstance is simply a fact and must be accepted or dealt with as it exists.
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no smoke without fireIndicative of the fact that gossip or accusations are often substantiated by fact.
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painting rocksPointless or futile work organised by the government, supposedly to increase employment but in fact merely disguising the unemployment level.
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that's the way life isThat is the way things happenCertain things cannot be changed, helped or improved; struggle and objection are pointless.1935, Louis Bromfield, The Man Who Had Everything [1], page 279:That's the way life is, and there's no use trying to go against it.1979, Jay Edward Abrams, A Theology of Christian Counseling: More Than Redemption [2], ISBN 0310511011, page 45:There are no standards, no values; that's the way life is. Learn to accept it and slide with it. Stop fighting it.2002, B. Eugene Ellison, Rings of the Templars, ISBN 059524050X, page 337:Shit happens; that's the way life is. In fact, I want you to take an additional thousand for your efforts.
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the nose knowsDespite the addressee's belief that the speaker was unaware of something, the speaker, in fact, was already aware.
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when he's at homeIn reality; in fact; when it comes down to it.
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