it (just) so happens that

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of it (just) so happens that

used to describe something that occurs by chance
  • It (just) so happens that I know her son.

Word by Word Definitions

just play
  1. : having a basis in or conforming to fact or reason : reasonable

  2. : conforming to a standard of correctness : proper

  3. : faithful to an original

  1. : exactly, precisely

  2. : very recently

  3. : by a very small margin : barely

  1. : archaic variant of joust

happen play happens
  1. : to occur by chance

  2. : to come into being or occur as an event, process, or result

  3. : to do, encounter, or attain something by or as if by chance


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