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as a matter of course

Definition of as a matter of course

  1. —used to say that something will or should happen because it is natural, usual, or logical <You should take proper precautions as a matter of course.> <We went out to dinner on her birthday, and as a matter of course we paid for her meal.>



Word by Word Definitions

matterplay
  1. :  a subject under consideration

    :  a subject of disagreement or litigation

    :  the events or circumstances of a particular situation

  1. :  to form or discharge pus :  suppurate

    :  to be of importance :  signify

courseplay
  1. :  the act or action of moving in a path from point to point

    : :  the path over which something moves or extends: as

    :  racecourse

  1. :  to follow close upon :  pursue

    :  to hunt or pursue (game) with hounds

    :  to cause (dogs) to run (as after game)


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