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Adds-up

DEFINITION

Assume to be correct. Consistent. Makes sense. In math, addition is clear and incontrovertible, so to say something adds up implies that it is true and correct.

“She told me she was home last night, but it doesn’t add up because you saw her car downtown last night.”

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