matter of fact

[matter of fact] {n. phr.} Something that is really true; somethingthat can be proved.

The town records showed that it was a matter offact that the two boys were brothers.

It is a matter of fact thatthe American war against England was successful.

- Often used foremphasis in the phrase "as a matter of fact".

I didn't goyesterday, and as a matter of fact, f didn't go all week.

Marywasn't wearing a blue dress. As a matter of fact, she hasn't got ablue dress.

Compare: FOR THAT MATTER, IN FACT. Contrast: MATTER OFOPINION.