the fact of the matter is

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Definition of the fact of the matter is

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

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“The fact of the matter is.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20fact%20of%20the%20matter%20is. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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