the fact of the matter is

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the fact of the matter is

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.

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

matter play
  1. : a subject under consideration

  2. : a subject of disagreement or litigation

  3. : the events or circumstances of a particular situation

  1. : to form or discharge pus : suppurate

  2. : to be of importance : signify


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