stand to reason


: to be sensible or understandable
If her friends don't want to go, it stands to reason that she won't want to go either.

Examples of stand to reason in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This would stand to reason that the board’s decision to oust Altman would more than likely have been provoked by Sutskever. Hessie Jones, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 The sound in his voice was not vengeance, though that would stand to reason. Suzette Hackney, USA TODAY, 6 July 2023

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“Stand to reason.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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