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That Figures

Meaning/Usage: Another way of say, "that makes sense" or "I'm not surprised to hear that."

Explanation: "Figures" are related to numbers.  When numbers add up, it is logical.  When something is logical it makes sense and you are not surprised.  This expression is commonly used when a person hears something they have not heard before, but is not surprised by it even though it was alarming, because other pieces of information made it logical.

"He said he did not like your ideas?  That figures."
"She only asked her closest friends to the party?  That figures."
"He won't talk to you after that incident?  That figures."

A.  "Did I tell you what happened to John and Amy?"
B.  "No you didn't, please tell me."
A.  "They decided to get divorced!"
B.  "That figures.  They never seemed happy with each other anyways."

Other Common Sentences

"That's no surprise."


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