matter of course
Date: 1739 something that is to be expected as a natural or logical consequence

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • matter of course — n. a thing to be expected as a natural or logical occurrence in the course of events …   English World dictionary

  • matter-of-course — [mat΄ər əv kôrs′] adj. 1. coming as a natural or logical occurrence in the course of events; routine 2. reacting to events in a calm and natural way …   English World dictionary

  • matter of course — I noun common practice, common run, common state of affairs, customary procedure, general run, natural state, ordinary run of things, ordinary state, prescribed form, procedure, regular procedure, routine, routine event, routine happening, rule,… …   Law dictionary

  • matter-of-course — adjective expected or depended upon as a natural or logical outcome • Similar to: ↑expected * * * | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: matter of course 1. : being such as is or may be expected or depended upon as a matter of course 2. :… …   Useful english dictionary

  • matter of course — {n. phr.} Something always done; the usual way; habit; rule. * /A was a matter of course for John to dress carefully when he was meeting his wife./ * /Bank officers ask questions as a matter of course when someone wants to borrow money./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • matter of course — {n. phr.} Something always done; the usual way; habit; rule. * /A was a matter of course for John to dress carefully when he was meeting his wife./ * /Bank officers ask questions as a matter of course when someone wants to borrow money./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • matter-of-course — /mat euhr euhv kawrs , kohrs /, adj. 1. occurring or proceeding in or as if in the logical, natural, or customary course of things; expected or inevitable. 2. accepting things as occurring in their natural course, or characterized by an… …   Universalium

  • matter\ of\ course — n. phr. Something always done; the usual way; habit; rule. It was a matter of course for John to dress carefully when he was meeting his wife. Bank officers ask questions as a matter of course when someone wants to borrow money …   Словарь американских идиом

  • matter of course — something that follows in logical, natural, or customary sequence or that is treated as such: After such reprisals, war followed as a matter of course. [1730 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • matter of course — noun a) A natural or logical outcome On some occasions standing ovations may be given to political leaders as a matter of course, rather than as a special honour b) An expected or customary outcome …   Wiktionary

  • matter of course — the usual way, habit, rule It was done as a matter of course and nobody really thought about the results …   Idioms and examples

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