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that figures | it figures

INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase that figures | it figures

Meaning

You can say this about something that's happened if it seems logical or if it isn't surprising.

For example

  • "They gave the job to Leon."
    "That figures. His uncle's a good friend of the company's owner."

  • "The food was really fantastic."
    "It figures, I guess. It's supposed to be one of the best restaurants in Spain."

Quick Quiz

Which is closest in meaning to "that figures" ot "it figures"?

a. "that's all right"

b. "that's not surprising"

c. "that's really surprising"

Contributor: Matt Errey