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English definition of “it stands to reason”

it stands to reason

C2 said when something is obvious or clear from the facts: If 20 percent of the Earth's population has 80 percent of its resources, then it stands to reason that 80 percent of the population has only 20 percent of the resources.
(Definition of it stands to reason from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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