Last modified on 1 June 2014, at 22:06

as it happens



as it happens (not comparable)

  1. (idiomatic) By coincidence
    I have my guitar with me in the car, as it happens. I'll go and get it.
    A. "You won't know Paris, I suppose." B. As it happens, I went to university there!

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  • Often used to introduce a statement which contradicts a previous statement.


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