stand to reason

stand to reason
to seem reasonable. •

It stands to reason that it'll be colder in January than it is in November.

It stands to reason that Bill left in a hurry, although no one saw him go.

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{v. phr.} To seem very likely from the known facts. * /If you have a driver's license, it stands to reason you can drive./ * /Joe is intelligent and studies hard; it stands to reason that he will pass the examination./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • stand to reason — {v. phr.} To seem very likely from the known facts. * /If you have a driver s license, it stands to reason you can drive./ * /Joe is intelligent and studies hard; it stands to reason that he will pass the examination./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • stand\ to\ reason — v. phr. To seem very likely from the known facts. If you have a driver s license, it stands to reason you can drive. Joe is intelligent and studies hard; it stands to reason that he will pass the examination …   Словарь американских идиом

  • stand to reason — verb To make sense; to seem logical, reasonable, or rational. If nobody asked the question yet, then it stands to reason that nobody has tried answering …   Wiktionary

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  • stand to reason — to seem likely to be true. It stands to reason that the more experience you have, the better you ll be at solving problems …   New idioms dictionary

  • stand to reason — be logical, be reasonable …   English contemporary dictionary

  • stand to reason — Seem reasonable, appear consistent …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • stand to reason — idi to be obvious, logical, or reasonable …   From formal English to slang

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