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Also, that figures. It's (or that's) reasonable; it makes sense. For example, Hanging it upside down sounds like a weird idea, but it figures, or It figures that they won't be coming this year, or So she's complaining again; that figures. This idiom alludes to reckoning up numbers. [Colloquial; mid-1900s]

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On the farm, the feed for chicks is significantly different from the roosters’; ______ not even comparable.
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