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English definition of “it stands to reason”

it stands to reason

If it stands to reason that something happens or is true, it is what you would expect: It stands to reason that a child who is constantly criticized will have little self-confidence.Apparent and obviousVisible
(Definition of it stands to reason from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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