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What's "like it is" mean?

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Rebecca

"Like it is" means the manner or way something exists. It's the fact of something. It can also be used to bluntly state the facts or effects of something. Ex: If you don't get a good grade, you won't get in for medicine. I'm just telling you like it is. Ex: The project is very big and time-consuming. When I said yes to being part of the team, I had no idea it would be like it is. Ex: She was surprised that her song is listened to like it is! Everyone is playing it.

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