C2used to mean that something you are about to say is also true, for the same reasons as what has just been said: I don't think that prices will go up but, by the same token, I don't see them going down either.
A certain je ne sais quoi: French words and phrases used in English
by Liz Walter,
January 21, 2015
It is an odd irony that the more sophisticated your use of English is, the more likely you are to use French words and phrases. Or, to be more accurate, ones you know to be French – words such as ballet, au pair, abattoir, fiancé, café, and restaurant are so entrenched in