facts on the ground

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

the facts on the ground pl

  1. (literally) Some aspects of the situation in a particular location.
  2. (idiomatic) A euphemism, similar to fait accompli, used as an oblique way of saying that discussions over the possession of a given piece of territory has been rendered moot by the presence of military forces.
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