as a matter of fact - definition and synonyms

phrase
  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.’

See also main entry: matter