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 Matric’ulateMatter’s afoot (The). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Matter-of-fact.
 
Unvarnished truth, prosaic, unimaginative. Whyte Melville speaks of a “matter-of-fact swain.”   1
 


 Matric’ulateMatter’s afoot (The). 

 
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