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!

Usage notesEdit

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


Alternative formsEdit

  • as it so happens
  • it so happens
  • it just so happens
Last modified on 29 March 2014, at 05:45