as a matter of fact

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - as a matter of fact

"as a matter of fact"


in addition to what has been said;

in reference to what has been said


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - as a matter of fact

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1: I am starved. I did not have time to eat breakfast this morning. I can't wait for lunchtime.

Colleague 2: As a matter of fact, it is two minutes after twelve now.

Colleague 1: Great. Lunchtime. Let's go.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - as a matter of fact

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1: I really don't want to go shopping but the cupboards are looking a little bare so I suppose I must go.

Friend 2: I am going to the grocery store, as a matter of fact, right now. Would you like me to pick up a few things for you?

Friend 1: Thank you. That would be great. I'll just make a list.

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as a matter of fact - Usage:


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as a matter of fact - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for as a matter of fact.

as a matter of fact - Examples:

1)  But he's not a mean person at all. As a matter of fact he felt really bad about what he did.

2)  Now, I am not a giant fan of the word police. As a matter of fact, I prefer out-dated words, with a soft and caring heart, ...

3)  I am a programmer, I have zero design skills, as a matter of fact, I for the most part outright refuse to open Photoshop.

4)  We're continuing to see growth as a matter of fact; we are seeing some acceleration in the growth at this point.

5)  ... but anyway, as I say, he's dead. Murdered, as a matter of fact.

6)  Marketing is a vital part of your business. As a matter of fact, marketing your services is something I teach my clients to do more and more.

7)  ... recall Christianity having a higher position in the hierarchy of religions. As a matter of fact my father considered Christianity to be a backslide.

8)  ... doing the exercise routine since May and haven't lost any weight -- as a matter of fact I've gained 10 pounds.

9)  I just happened to have an open night. As a matter of fact, I'll be in Georgia tomorrow.

10)  Never trust your brain. As a matter of fact, avoid using it at all costs.

11)  These are completely natural feelings and experiences for any man. As a matter of fact, these situations are ones that I went through over and over again.

12)  The more you rely on coercion and extrinsic inducements, as a matter of fact, the less interest students are likely to have in whatever they were ...

13)  ... there's one major problem with the story: it never happened. As a matter of fact, Chevrolet did reasonably well with the Nova in Latin America.

14)  ... be solved by throwing indebted liquidity at it. As a matter of fact, the additional debt simply exacerbates the problem - significantly! 

15)  I am not lazy. I work. As a matter of fact I have 2 additional part time jobs on top of my full time ...

16)  ... dominance in mobile gaming and Facebook is completely absent from those initiatives. As a matter of fact, in mobile gaming, Facebook is getting slaughtered. 

17)  As a matter of fact, you don't have to exercise at all to lose weight.

18)  As a matter of fact, the program I was using, has not been updated since 2005.

19)  ... is what's devastating, but being wrong often feels pretty good. As a matter of fact, it often feels identical to being right. 

20)  You stated it as a matter of fact, not of opinion. However, it is very much your opinion.