it figures


US, informal
: it is reasonable, normal or expected : it is not surprising
It figures that he would be late today.
"He's late." "Well, it figures."

Examples of it figures in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web How the players and owners deal with it figures to define baseball for years to come. Tim Dahlberg, Star Tribune, 20 Apr. 2021 The virus Transition offense, 3-point shooting, assist-to-turnover ratio, defensive efficiency, rebounding … none of it figures to play a bigger role in the 2020-21 season than COVID-19. SDSU has had no reported positive cases on its roster. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Oct. 2020

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“It figures.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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