the fact of the matter is

idiom

used to emphasize a statement that follows
She thinks she knows what she's talking about, but the fact of the matter is, she's wrong.

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Recent Examples on the Web But the fact of the matter is that Australia will be increasingly unable to compartmentalize its relationships with the United States and China. Hugh White, Foreign Affairs, 4 Sep. 2013 So far, many reviews have not been kind, but the fact of the matter is that people who have bet against Costner westerns — from Dances with Wolves to Open Range to Yellowstone — have almost always lost. Scott Feinberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 May 2024 But the fact of the matter is, these stories are not true. Brooke Singman, Fox News, 7 May 2024 And even if the bass don’t see it as either of the two options above, the fact of the matter is, the Ned rig still flat out catches them. Derek Horner, Outdoor Life, 29 Apr. 2024 But the fact of the matter is, Israel can name its price right now. CBS News, 14 Apr. 2024 But the fact of the matter is, Barbie sales skyrocketed. Elizabeth Wagmeister, CNN, 6 Mar. 2024 The path demands significant business model changes, and the fact of the matter is that almost every tech company is still only at the starting line of this evolution. Thomas Lah, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024 And the fact of the matter is that every single thing Denise and Aaron said turned out to be true. Emily Longeretta, Variety, 17 Jan. 2024

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