Ответ в теме: English idioms

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№26 as a matter of fact — in fact, in reality; to be exact, really
1. “Haven’t you finished?” — “As a matter of fact, we haven’t begun.” (A. Cronin)
2. “Do you happen to have any cigarettes, by any chance?” — “No, 1 don’t, as a matter of fact.” (J. Salinger)
3. I’ve been meaning to have a word with you as a matter of fact. (Gr. Greene)