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after the factToo late; after something is finished or final.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/I'm going to build my own X with blackjack and hookers! In fact, forget the XIndicates that the speaker is not interested in joining others in a certain group or activity, and instead the speaker is going to form their own.Rate it:

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buy the rumor, sell the factA phrase often cited by stock traders that explains price declines that occur after an anticipated positive event has happened.Rate it:

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fact isactually, in truthRate it:

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for a factWithout doubt.Rate it:

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for a factUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see for,‎ a,‎ fact.Rate it:

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in aid to this factIn addition to; and futhermore.Rate it:

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in factActually, in truth.Rate it:

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in factResulting from the actions of parties.Rate it:

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matter of factA fact.Rate it:

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matter of factA more factual correction.Rate it:

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matter of factSomething completely true.Rate it:

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best-kept secretA significant fact or characteristic that is not well-known.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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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, 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, 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.Rate it:

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belly up to the barTo commit oneself to a challenge or task; to accept a responsibility; to acknowledge a fact.Rate it:

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comme quoiA phrase used to say that: this recent fact or result confirms what we always thought. : it goes to showRate it:

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don't tell meUsed to introduce a guess at a fact or situation, as if forestalling the other speaker's utterance.Rate it:

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exceptio quod metus causaAlso known as the exceptio metus; an exception based on the fact that the underlying cause of action was based on duress or intimidation by the plaintiff of the defendant.Rate it:

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exception that proves the ruleA form of argument in which the existence of a counterexample to a rule is used to demonstrate the fact that a rule exists.Rate it:

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false lightA point of view resulting in a misleading or inaccurate representation of a person, situation, or fact.Rate it:

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feel in one's bonesTo sense a fact or to have a strong conviction as a result of one's own practical experience, instinct, or gut feeling.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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get through one's headTo come to terms with a fact, a state of affairs, etc. that one was previously unable or refusing to accept.Rate it:

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have I got news for youUsed to announce a fact of which the addressee was, or appeared to be, ignorant.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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horse pillA fact, proposal, claim, etc. that is difficult to accept or believe.Rate it:

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I think therefore I amI am able to think, therefore I exist. A philosophical proof of existence based on the fact that someone capable of any form of thought necessarily exists.Rate it:

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in controlWhen one is controlling a machine, or a situation, or an activity. Similar to in charge, but one person can be officially in charge, while another person is, in fact, in control.Rate it:

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it goes to showA phrase used to say that: this recent fact or result confirms what we always thought.Rate it:

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it is what it isThis circumstance is simply a fact and must be accepted or dealt with as it exists.Rate it:

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no smoke without fireIndicative of the fact that gossip or accusations are often substantiated by fact.Rate it:

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on account ofOn account of the fact that: because, since.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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pass asTo be able to convince others that one is something contrary to fact; to look sufficiently like something or someone that one can purport to be it.Rate it:

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slender reedA person, fact, or resource on which one can rely only to a limited extent.Rate it:

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slip one pastTo sneak something through a process or inspection; to hide something or conceal a fact; to prevent attention being drawn to something.Rate it:

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small wonderAn event or fact whose cause or rationale is not difficult to discern; an unsurprising occurrence.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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when he's at homeIn reality; in fact; when it comes down to it.Rate it:

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whys and whereforesThe reasons or motivations for a fact, action, or decision, especially the complete set of such reasons or motivations.Rate it:

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