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20th September 2017

(That) figures

We use this expression to say that something is logical to us, or that we understand it.
Usage
Written: 
No
Spoken: 
Yes
Formal: 
No
Informal: 
Yes
Example 1
He gave us each £30, but he gave Sally £100.
That figures. She was always his favourite.
Example 2
Veronique and Steward had a row. So he decided to stay away today and avoid her.
That figures. She can be pretty aggressive.