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    It was just that.

    I have seen people say, for example, "It's not that we are being unhelpful, It's just that we don't understand your question". What does "it's just that" mean?
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    #2

    Re: It was just that.

    You could paraphrase it as 'it's only that' or 'it's simply that' we don't understand your question.

    Does this help?

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    Re: It was just that.

    Quote Originally Posted by aachu View Post
    What does "it's just that" mean?
    You could say "the fact is" for this example.

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    Re: It was just that.

    To me, it also has an underlying meaning that they are trying to avoid conflict and anger by giving you this reason.

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