Definition of as it happens in English:

as it happens


  • Actually; as a matter of fact.

    ‘we've got a room vacant, as it happens’
    • ‘The Potter books actually work for me better as films, as it happens.’
    • ‘Mink, as it happens, are also small, furry and kind of cute-looking.’
    • ‘So this theory of who is the bad wolf was actually brought up on the other thread as it happens.’
    • ‘Keith Burgess-Jackson has just put something up on Aquinas, as it happens.’
    • ‘I've also recently registered myself in Dorset South, the UK's most marginal seat, as it happens.’
    • ‘I was, as it happens, offered herbal tea but no one lectured me when I plumped for the caffeine-loaded coffee option.’
    • ‘This evening, I found myself contemplating The Real World Consultant, who is, as it happens, my brother.’
    • ‘Now, as it happens, I once worked with one of the radio DJs whose name I've heard bandied about as a suspect over the weekend.’
    • ‘The phrase ‘groupthink’ will probably set Alex Jones on edge, as it happens to be one of his favourites.’
    • ‘And, as it happens, people taking over ruins and renovating them will still be exempt from paying council tax for a year.’
    as expected, to be sure, in fact, in point of fact, as a matter of fact, in truth, truly, actually, really, in reality, as it happened, as it happens, certainly, surely, for sure, undeniably, veritably, nay, if truth be told, you could say
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