the fact is/remains

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the fact is/remains

used to stress that a statement is true and that its truth is not affected or changed by a previous statement
  • He may not have meant it, but the fact remains that he committed a crime.
  • The company has struggled recently, but the fact is that they are still making a profit.

Word by Word Definitions

fact play
  1. : something that has actual existence

  2. : an actual occurrence

  3. : a piece of information presented as having objective reality

remain play remains
  1. : to be a part not destroyed, taken, or used up

  2. : to be something yet to be shown, done, or treated

  3. : to stay in the same place or with the same person or group

  1. : stay

  2. : a remaining part or trace

  3. : a dead body


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