matter of course

noun
something that follows in logical, natural, or customary sequence or that is treated as such: After such reprisals, war followed as a matter of course.

Origin:
1730–40

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matter-of-course

[mat-er-uhv-kawrs, -kohrs]
adjective
1.
occurring or proceeding in or as if in the logical, natural, or customary course of things; expected or inevitable.
2.
accepting things as occurring in their natural course, or characterized by an acceptance of things as such: to be matter-of-course in confronting the difficulties of existence.

Origin:
1830–40

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matter of course
 
n
1.  an event or result that is natural or inevitable
 
adj
2.  (usually postpositive) occurring as a matter of course
3.  accepting things as inevitable or natural: a matter-of-course attitude

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Example sentences
Unless you're a fan of steak tartar, cooking meat before you eat it is a matter
  of course.
For him, taking note of the myriad inputs from his surroundings was a matter of
  course.
Other friends have therapists as a matter of course.
These were generic tables that anyone doing the experiments might have created
  as a matter of course.
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