as a matter of course

idiom

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.

Examples of as a matter of course in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the pre-COVID-19 times, a summer tally over $4 billion came to be expected practically as a matter of course every year. Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times, 7 May 2024 Employment contracts for actors will now include consent provisions for AI use as a matter of course. Dan Stone, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 Apr. 2024 Even though most of the smart security cameras on the market have long battery life as a matter of course, there's always a better option. K. Thor Jensen, PCMAG, 21 Mar. 2024 Adeyemi wants society to strive not for diversity or inclusion, but for books, movies and art to look like the array of humanity around them as a matter of course. Lizz Schumer, Peoplemag, 2 Mar. 2024 To the extent these baseless claims come in the form of outbursts, they are stricken from the record as a matter of course. Scott MacFarlane, CBS News, 19 Feb. 2024 Groff, a Christian, wanted a concession that mail carriers used to receive as a matter of course: Sundays off. Kelefa Sanneh, The New Yorker, 7 Feb. 2024 People still use mice, but not as a matter of course. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, 24 Jan. 2024 In what might be called the Great Reversal, President Biden rolled back Trump policies as a matter of course and on principle, assuming that anything his predecessor was responsible for must be immoral or ineffectual. Rich Lowry, National Review, 4 Feb. 2024

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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 27 May. 2024.

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