on the face of it

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Definition of on the face of it

: from only what is known at first On the face of it, her proposal seems ridiculous—maybe it will sound better when we learn more about it.

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“On the face of it.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20face%20of%20it. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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