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matter of course

noun
1.
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
1730-1740
1730-40
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British Dictionary definitions for matter-course

matter of course

noun
1.
an event or result that is natural or inevitable
adjective
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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