as a matter of course

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Definition of as a matter of course

used to say that something will or should happen because it is natural, usual, or logicalYou 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.

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“As a matter of course.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/as%20a%20matter%20of%20course. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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