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(it) stands to reason

Meaning: You can say it stands to reason that something should be so if it seems reasonable to you that it should be so.

For example:

  • If you eat good food and get plenty of exercise it stands to reason that you'll have a good chance of living to a ripe old age.

  • It stands to reason that kids who study the hardest get the best grades.

Quick Quiz:

It stands to reason that the best way to learn to speak a foreign language is to
  1. read about it
  2. think about it
  3. practise using it

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