matter-course

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
 
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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