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Ways of saying that something is obvious or known - synonyms or related words

of course


used for saying something that you think someone probably already knows or will not be surprised about



as most people would expect or understand



used for saying that something is obvious



mainly spoken

used for emphasizing that you know people already know or understand what you are talking about

it goes without saying (that)

used when you think that someone will already know what you are going to tell them because it is so obvious

needless to say

used for saying that something is already known or understood

it stands to reason (that)

used for saying that something is obvious because it is what most sensible people would expect

as you know

used when you are saying something that someone already knows

you (only) have to do something

used for saying that a fact becomes obvious as soon as you do something

need I say more?

used for saying that something is so obvious that it is not necessary to give more details about the reason for it


sea lion

in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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