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English definition of “it stands to reason (that)”

it stands to reason (that)

something seems likely to be true: It stands to reason that with all his experience, he would not make such a simple mistake.
(Definition of it stands to reason (that) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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