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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
Translations of “it stands to reason”
in Chinese (Traditional) 不言而喻,顯而易見…
in Russian разумеется…
in Turkish gayet açık ki, herkes bilir ki, son derece aşikâr ki…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不言而喻,显而易见…
in Polish jest zrozumiałe…
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