the fact of the matter is

Definition of the fact of the matter is

  1. —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

  1. :  a thing done: such as

    :  feat

    :  crime

  1. :  a subject under consideration

    :  a subject of disagreement or litigation

    :  the events or circumstances of a particular situation

  1. :  to form or discharge pus :  suppurate

    :  to be of importance :  signify

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