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stand to reason ‎(third-person singular simple present stands to reason, present participle standing to reason, simple past and past participle stood to reason)

  1. (idiomatic) 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.