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What's the meaning or usage of the phrase:'as a matter of '

as a matter of fact=in fact
as a matter of rountine= follow the rountine
as a matter of course= naturely
so what's the exact meaning of the phrase 'as a matter of fact' or it just depends on the word following by and then composed the specific meaning

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    Well my cheeky answer is "as a matter of fact" = "as a matter of fact".

    My (hopefully) helpful answer is "as a matter of fact" = "in fact/ actually".

    You will hear the statement, "As a matter of fact, I do" often which is a statement used to confirm a question.

    For example: Marc Antony could say, "Do you really think dinosaurs actually existed?" to which Charles Darwin might respond "As a matter of fact, I do."

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