as a matter of course

Definition of as a matter of course

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

matter play
  1. : a subject under consideration

  2. : a subject of disagreement or litigation

  3. : the events or circumstances of a particular situation

  1. : to form or discharge pus : suppurate

  2. : to be of importance : signify

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

  2. : the path over which something moves or extends: such as

  3. : racecourse

  1. : to follow close upon : pursue

  2. : to hunt or pursue (game) with hounds

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


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