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(it) stands to reason

This page is about the idiom (it) stands to reason


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

a. read about it

b. think about it

c. practise using it

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Contributor: Matt Errey