One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Be aware of something that is irrefutable or beyond doubt.‘I know for a fact that he can't speak a word of Japanese’
- ‘In an interview for BBC radio a couple of years ago, he told the interviewer that he'd never logged on to the Internet, but I know for a fact he checks his email.’
- ‘If you know the answer for a fact, please get in touch.’
- ‘She knew for a fact her sister had never loved William.’
- ‘I've heard it said many times, and been long enough on this earth to know it for a fact, that marriage, as a rule, changes women more than men.’
- ‘I know for a fact that his mother and father didn't have any siblings, so he doesn't have any cousins.’
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