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What is the meaning of "As it so happens" and when do we use it? Refer to a synonym if you can please. Thanks.

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"As it so happens" is used as a connector phrase to bridge parts of a conversation, usually things that are closely related or lead into each other. Might be in reference to an unexpected or unlikely fact.1

Example:

"My car just broke down."

"As it so happens, my husband is a mechanic."

Phrases that could be used similarly:

  • You're [just] in luck...
  • Well, actually...
  • Now that you mention it...
  • You know what?

Keep in mind, the above aren't synonyms, but they can frequently be used interchangeably.

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