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  1. 1
    used when you are going to give more details about something

    I haven’t been here long. As a matter of fact, I just got off the plane yesterday.

  2. 2
    used when you are going to disagree with or correct what has just been said

    ‘Was he in a bad mood?’ ‘No, as a matter of fact, he seemed quite cheerful.’

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to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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