it figures

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it figures

Also, that figures. It's (or that's) reasonable; it makes sense. For example, Hanging it upside down sounds like a weird idea, but it figures, or It figures that they won't be coming this year, or So she's complaining again; that figures. This idiom alludes to reckoning up numbers. [Colloquial; mid-1900s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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